Human Rights Month 2020

November 3, 2020 - 9:42am

Human Rights Month (10 Nov–10 Dec) is an annual campaign run by the Queensland Human Rights Commission to highlight the importance of protecting and promoting human rights.

The campaign is now in its sixth year, and there is plenty to celebrate in Human Rights Month 2020!

Queensland has the strongest legislated human rights protections in Australia, after our Human Rights Act 2019 came into full effect on 1 January this year - and #HRM2020 is a great opportunity to find out what the new Act means for you and your community.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009 protect the right to seek and receive information under Queensland’s push model focused on proactive and administrative release, and right to privacy with a roadmap to help public entities navigate safeguarding the community’s personal information.

Human rights month is also an opportunity for public entities to refresh their understanding of access and amendment and privacy principle compliance when making a decision, or taking action, to ensure compatibility with and proper consideration of human rights.

Read more about Access and amendment applications and the Human Rights Act

Read more about Privacy principle compliance and the Human Rights Act

The Queensland Human Rights Commission will be sharing daily #HRM2020 posts on their Facebook or Instagram pages explaining what the rights protected by the Human RIghts Act cover, examples of where the Act is being used in Queensland, and answers to some of the most common questions they're asked about the rights and the Act. You can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandHumanRightsCommission or on Instagram @QldHumanRights - or head to their website at https://www.qhrc.qld.gov.au/resources/human-rights-month-2020 for more information and resources.