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Annemarie Devereux


This article explores Australia’s journey to ratification of the ICESCR and ICCPR. From a somewhat languorous consideration of the Covenants following their adoption by the General Assembly in 1966, the Australian federal government moved to enthusiastically support signature and ratification after the election of the Whitlam government. However, tensions over federal-State demarcations and the potential use of the external affairs power stymied progress. It was not until the Fraser government period that each Covenant was ratified. Exploring this history reveals the depth of divisions concerning respective roles of the Commonwealth and the States in the human rights arena and highlights the role of ‘lighter’ interpretations of obligations in facilitating consensus.

Frances Anggadi, Benjamin Huntley, Rhianna Benjamin, Lauren Burke, Sarah Grant, Andrea Gronke, Tess Kluckow, Alicia Lewis, Trina Malone, Pranamie Mandalawatta, Holly Matley, Alex Norris, Kate O’Connell, Amparo Santiago, Lucy Sargeson and Ashlee Uren

Edited by Kirsten Storey and Laura Wilson

Alison Pert, Charlotte Ball, Patricia Carmelo de Souza, Callum Christodoulou, Ashley Kelaita, Ruijian Luo, Meg Winton and Simone Zhao

Alison Pert, Callum Christodoulou, Nicholas Gowland, Ashley Kelaita, Ruijian Luo and Meg Winton

Alexander Laban Hinton (Thomas Wooden)

Edited by Eirik Bjorge and Cameron Miles (Molly Thomas)