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Since lodging our Joint NGO Submission in March, we’ve been working with the UPR NGO Advisory Committee to prepare UPR Fact Sheets, meet with Government, and brief embassies in Canberra. Read on for more details and how you can help…
Fact sheets released
Fact Sheet 1 – Constitutional, Legislative and Institutional framework
Thanks to the members of the UPR NGO Advisory Committee that assisted with the preparation of the materials. Please share and
promote the Fact Sheets on social media using the hashtag #AusUPR.
Embassies briefed in Canberra
President Triggs facilitated a panel of NGO representatives to give presentations and answer questions from attendees. The
NGOs represented a range of issue areas and population groups, including Amanda Alford (National Association of CLCs),
Anna Brown (Human Rights Law Centre), Les Malezer (National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples), Asher Hirsch (Refugee
Council of Australia), Christina Ryan (Advocacy for Inclusion), Corey Irlam (COTA Australia and Victorian Gay & Lesbian
Rights Lobby), Gulnara Abbasova (FECCA), Anna Lyons (Justice Connect Homeless Law) and Elena Rosenman (ACT Women’s Legal
Centre). We received very positive feedback on the event and strong interest was shown by attendees, particularly in issues
facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policies.
Meetings with Government
What is happening next?
Thanks to everyone for their support.
UPR Coordinating Committee
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