Getting it wrong on rights

Letter To The Editor, The Australian 3 July 2017

ACT Human Rights Commissioner Dr Helen Watchirs wrote to The Australian’s editor on 3 July to correct an erroneous claim by Mark Fowler (The Australian, 30/6/17) suggesting ACT laws for the protection of religious freedom fall short of international standards.

The ACT Human Rights Act 2004 expressly protects a range of fundamental human rights that are guaranteed under international law, including the right to freedom of religion.

The Aust – letter to the Editor 2 July 17