Welcome to the
ACT Human Rights Commission

The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of all people living in the ACT. Respect and protection of human rights underpins all our work.

The role of the Commission is to:

  • Handle complaints in relation to health, disability and community services, and complaints under discrimination law.
  • Increase awareness of the rights and responsibilities of service users and service providers, and encourage service improvement.
  • Provide advice to government and others regarding their human rights obligations.
  • Provide advocacy for children, young people and adults experiencing vulnerability.
  • Advocate and provide support for victims of crime.


  • New client services charter

    Our new client services charter is about how we must treat our clients. It also explains to our clients what they can do to help us treat them well. In late 2019, we put the draft charter on the government’s.. Read More

  • New social inclusion plan

    The Commission’s current social inclusion plan (2019-22) broadens our commitment to creating an inclusive community that respects and realises everyone’s rights. Previous disability action plans.. Read More

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