AHRCentre Chair and UNSW Law Faculty international lawyer Professor Andrew Byrnes appointed as adviser to Parliamentary human rights committee

We are delighted to announce that AHRCentre Chairperson and UNSW Law Faculty international human rights lawyer, Professor Andrew Byrnes, has been appointed as external legal adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, established earlier this year as part of the Australian Human Rights Framework. 

The functions of the committee are:

  1. to examine Bills for Acts, and legislative instruments, that come before either House of the Parliament for compatibility with human rights, and to report to both Houses of the parliament on that issue;
  2. to examine Acts for compatibility with human rights, and to report to both Houses of the Parliament on that issue;
  3. to inquire into any matter relating to human rights which is referred to it by the Attorney-General, and report to both Houses of the Parliament on that matter.

For more on the work of the committee, click here: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=humanrights_ctte/index.htm.