COVID-19 and human rights: information and resources

Emerging and ongoing issues

COVID-19 lockdown and your rights

Correspondence

October 2021Feedback to the ACT Government on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers (PDF 304KB) (Word 101KB)

September 2021 – Letter to Attorney-General, Shane Rattenbury MLA, and Minister for Corrections, Mick Gentleman MLA, on the need to reduce custody numbers at AMC to manage COVID-19 risks (PDF 260KB) (Word 99KB)

September 2021Open letter calling for the COVID-19 Select Committee to be re-convened to provide scrutiny of emergency responses (PDF 195KB)(Word 104KB)

September 2021Letter to Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, on the need for human rights statements for public health directions (PDF 281KB)(Word 96KB)

June 2021Follow up letter to Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne MLA and Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, raising continuing concerns about use of data collected by the Check In CBR app (PDF 228KB)(Word 94KB)

March 2021Letter to Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne MLA, and Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, raising concerns about mandating use of the Check In CBR app (PDF 251KB)(Word 92KB)

Factsheets and guides

September 2021Factsheet on the rights of public and social housing residents: “Know your rights in quarantine”

September 2021Position Paper on Vaccine Passports (PDF 160KB)(Word 885KB)

September 2021Guide to reasonable limits under the Human Rights Act 2004: “Limiting rights: when can law and policy restrict rights?”

June 2020COVID 19 and human rights fact sheet (PDF 363KB)(Word 706KB)

Submissions

January 2022Submission to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing’s inquiry into the Public Health Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) (PDF) (Link to external site)

November 2021Supplementary submission to the Select Committee on the COVID-19 2021 pandemic response (PDF) (Link to external site)

September 2021Submission to the Select Committee on the COVID-19 2021 pandemic response (PDF) (Link to external site)

May 2020Submission to the Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response (PDF) (Link to external site)