Webinar: Human Rights Advocacy Tool

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On 9 August 2018, the National Social Security Rights Network, in partnership with Community Legal Centres QLD, hosted a free webinar on a new Human Rights Advocacy Tool.

A recording of this webinar and related materials are archived on the CLC QLD website.

A copy of the current Human Rights Advocacy Tool is also available (Word doc).

Human Rights Advocacy Tool

The United Nations has long provided a benchmark for international human rights and the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century. Bill Mitchell from the Townsville Community Legal Service and Jessica Chapman from Wotton Kearney are currently developing a human rights advocacy tool using the United Nations’ human rights standards as a yardstick to assess the human rights implications of proposed domestic laws and policies.

In this webinar, Bill and Jessica outlined which international human rights norms are relevant to social security laws and policies, and how those norms can be used in a domestic advocacy setting. Although this process is being developed as an advocacy tool for the National Social Security Rights Network, it has potential to be adapted to any area of law reform or policy advocacy.