Charter reports

The Commission's 2015 report on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities identifies a critical need for greater investment in human rights education and the development of a stronger human rights culture across government. The report incorporates information received from consultations with state government departments and agencies, local governments, community…
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all Victorians. All public authorities in Victoria are obliged to consider human rights when they provide services, develop policies and make laws. As part of its annual reporting on the operation of…
The 2014 Report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities highlights that after eight years of operation, the use of the Charter has matured beyond simple compliance with the law. The Charter is not only part of ‘everyday business’ for many public authorities, but drives important…
In this report we profile the key human rights issues that were raised with us by stakeholders. In 2013 the treatment of people in prisons and other closed environments, and interactions with police, were repeatedly identified as areas of concern. This report examines those concerns and provides some case studies…
  The report reflects on all the main areas of the Charter’s operation: the way that public authorities are acting compatibly with human rights; the way that government is making laws consistently with human rights; and the way that the courts are interpreting laws compatibly with human rights. You can…
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all Victorians. All public authorities in Victoria are obliged to consider human rights when they provide services, develop policies and make laws.
As part of its annual reporting on the operation of the Charter, the Commission undertakes an online survey in cooperation with local government. The results from the 2011 survey are analysed in this report.
The Commission reports annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. This report covers the Charter's fourth year of operation, 2011.
The CD contains a range of resources created by the Commission and others between 2008-11 to provide a comprehensive look at the practical day-to-day effect the Charter has had in Victoria.
Resource materials to accompany the 2010 report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.
The Commission reports annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. This report covers the Charter's third year of operation, 2010.
This report explores attitudes towards the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights in Victoria's existing Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and is one of three thematic reports to accompany the Commission’s 2010 report on the operation of the Charter.
This report provides an overview of consultations with Victoria’s Indigenous community about the right to self-determination, and is one of three thematic reports to accompany the Commission’s 2010 report on the operation of the Charter.
This report aims to generate discussion on whether the Charter can be strengthened to better protect the rights of people with disabilities, and is one of three thematic reports to accompany the Commission’s 2010 report on the operation of the Charter.
The Commission reports annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. This report covers the Charter's second year of operation, 2009.
This report explores the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights in Victoria's existing Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and is one of three thematic occasional papers to accompany the Commission’s 2009 report on the operation of the Charter.
This report explores the inclusion of Indigenous self-determination in Victoria's existing Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and is one of three thematic occasional papers to accompany the Commission’s 2009 report on the operation of the Charter.
The Commission reports annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. This report covers the Charter's first year of operation, 2008.
The Commission reports annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. This report assesses the preparations undertaken by Victoria’s public authorities prior to the full operation of the Charter on 1 January 2008.