Human Rights Project

The Human Rights Act in the ACT Project is a team of ANU law students dedicated to improving access to human rights law in the ACT and beyond.

Starting in 2006, the project initiated the ‘Human Rights Act Portal’ which summarises court cases in the Australian Capital Territory which refer to the ACT Human Rights Act 2004, as well as excerpts of Hansard records in which human rights issues have been considered. This has become an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars. Since early 2020, the Project has expanded its horizons to consider human rights issues in the territory more broadly, from the rights ramifications of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the #RaiseTheAge campaign.

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LRSJ Session on Human Rights with Professor Hilary Charlesworth

How it works

The LRSJ Human Rights Project is responsible for maintaining the ACT Human Rights Act Portal that provides researchers and practitioners with an accurate database of case summaries, Hansard, explanatory memoranda, general information and other material relating to the application of the Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT).

The LRSJ Human Rights project consists of a team of ANU students dedicated to improving access to Human Rights law in the ACT and beyond. They maintain the ACT Human Rights Act (ACTHRA) Portal which contains over 170 case summaries and other resources. They have active platforms on Facebook and offline lead by energetic team leaders. 

Getting Involved

New members are always welcome to join the Human Rights Project. To get involved, join the facebook group linked below or email

Human Rights Project Updates

Human Rights project has been organizing several events in 2020 including the latest Training Session for the LRSJ Human Rights/ Civil Liberties Australia Collaboration. They feature a case summary every week on their social media. They organized several training sessions this year and maintain the ACTHRA.

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