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Writing in Rights by Hilary Charlesworth

Writing in Rights by Hilary Charlesworth

Writing in Rights: Australia and the Protection of Human Rights by Hilary Charlesworth (2002)

The architects of Federation considered the possibility of including some forms of human rights protection in the Constitution, but eventually decided that it would too greatly disturb the fabric of colonial society. Politicians today echo these fears, contending both that Australia is a world leader in upholding its population's human rights and that establishing a system to redress breaches of human rights generally would undermine Australian democracy. Writing in Rights: Australia and the Protection of Human Rights argues that this approach is flawed and inadequate for our future. It considers the Federation debate about rights and how Australian law since has responded to the meagre constitutional directions about rights; it examines the international legal system and various objections to human rights principles; and it analyses the lessons of three modern constitutional experiments with rights protection: those of Canada, South Africa and of the United Kingdom.

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