It’s perhaps not surprising that often the ANU News highlights research which points to increasing ANU funding down the line.
Yesterday Dr Hilary Charlesworth was teaming up with the Legislative Assembly to massively expand what is considered a human right.
“The report discusses the overseas experience with protection of economic, social and cultural rights and concludes that there are persuasive grounds for expanding the coverage of the ACT Human Rights Act to include these, and that there are ways of doing this what will enhance the protection of human rights in the ACT,” said Professor Charlesworth.
Drawing on the specialist drafting skills within the ACT Government, the report includes model provisions for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights that reflect local circumstances.
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And then, when those rights are breached, someone will draft a sternly worded memo. After which the rights will continue to be breached.
Meanwhile older, more fundamental rights get flung on the bonfire.