The Australian Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Coalition’s joint report on Australia’s human rights performance calls for action on the necessity of reforming Australia’s institutional mechanism for investigating and prosecuting international crimes committed by Australians and other foreign nationals, and improving access to justice for victims of serious crimes under international law.
The Australian Centre for International Justice joined over 200 organisations to call on the Australian Government to introduce this recommendation among many other necessary reforms to Australia’s human rights landscape.
The UN will review Australia’s record in early 2021 through the UPR.
UPR 2020-21 Factsheets – Constitutional, legislative and institutional framework
Following the lodgement of the UPR NGO Coalition Report, the Australian NGO Coalition prepared a series of thematic factsheets giving further background on the key issues and providing context for the suggested recommendations.
The factsheet, Constitutional, legislative and institutional framework is available here. It provides the specific recommendation on reforming Australia’s institutional mechanism for investigating and prosecuting international crimes.