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Statements2015Archive

Human Rights Council Special Session on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in Aleppo

Statement on the Sponsorship Programme by Mr Hugh Watson on 3 December 2015

Statement on the decision on financial governance and transparency within the ISU by Mr Hugh Watson on 3 December 2015

National Statement by Ms Tanya Parkin on 1 December 2015

National Statement on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons by Ms Anne Giles, 12 November 2015

National Statement on Amended Protocol II by Ms Anne Giles, 11 November 2015

National Statement on Protocol V by Ms Anne Giles, 9 November 2015

Convention on Cluster Munitions – First Review Conference

Statement on Adoption of the Dubrovnik Declaration, by Ms Jane Hardy, 10 September 2015

Statement on Victim Assistance, by Ms Jane Hardy, 10 September 2015

Statement on Clearance and destruction of cluster munition remnants and risk reduction education, by Ms Jane Hardy, 9 September 2015

Statement on Storage and Stockpile Destruction, by Ms Jane Hardy, 9 September 2015

Statement on Universalisation, by Ms Jane Hardy, 8 September 2015

National Statement in High Level Segment, by Ms Jane Hardy, 8 September 2015

Human Rights Council - 30th Regular Session

Statement on Item 2 Update by the HC followed by General Debate by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 14 September 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery by Ms Emily Hill, 14 September 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence and the Working Group on enforced disappearances by Ms Emily Pollnitz, 15 September 2015

Statement in the Annual Discussion on integration of gender perspective by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the rights of older persons and the Working Group on use of mercenaries by Ms Emily Pollnitz, 16 September 2015

Statement on Item 3 General Debate by Ms Tanya Bennett, 18 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with Commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic by Ms Tanya Bennett, 21 September 2015

Statement in the Panel on the Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 21 September 2015

Statement on High Commissioner oral update on OHCHR field-based structure followed by General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 21 September 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Ms Renée Arian, 22 September 2015

Statement in the Annual half-day discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples by Ms Emily Hill, 22 September 2015

Statement in the Panel on good governance in public service by Ms Emily Hill, 24 September 2015

Statement on Item 8 General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 28 September 2015

Statement in the Panel on impact of world drug problem on human rights by Ms Renée Arian, 28 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue on HC oral update on Ukraine by Ms Renée Arian, 29 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue on HC reports on the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Ms Renée Arian, 29 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue on HC oral update on Libya by Ms Tanya Bennett, 29 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia by Ms Emily Hill, 29 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan by Ms Renée Arian, 29 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Central African Republic by Ms Renée Arian, 30 September 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Somalia by Ms Renée Arian, 30 September 2015

Statement on HC report on Sri Lanka followed by discussion by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 30 September 2015

Statement on Item 2&10 General Debate by Ms Tanya Bennett, 1 October 2015

Human Rights Council - 29th Regular Session

Statement on Item 10 General Debate by Ms Tanya Bennett, 1 July 2015

Statement in Interactive Dialogue on OHCHR oral update on Boko Haram by Ms Tanya Bennett, 1 July 2015

Statement in the Panel discussion on the effects of terrorism on the enjoyment by all persons of human rights and fundamental freedoms (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement in Individual Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic by Ms Lauren Harris, 30 June 2015

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by Ms Tanya Bennett, 24 June 2015

Statement in the Individual Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea by Penny Morton, 23 June 2015

Statement in the Individual Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus by Penny Morton, 23 June 2015

Statement in the Individual Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic by Ms Tanya Bennett, 23 June 2015

Statement in the Item 2&3 General Debate by Ms Penny Morton, 22 June 2015

Statement in the annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women - Panel 2: women’s human rights and participation in power and decision-making by Ms Renée Arian, 19 June 2015

Statement in the annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women - Panel 1: Eliminating and preventing domestic violence against women and girls (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement (Unavailable) in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on summary executions and the Working Group on discrimination against women by Ms Penny Morton, 22 June 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education and the Independent Expert on international solidarity by Mr Nishant Rao, 18 June 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on the right to health by Ms Emily Hill, 18 June 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression and the Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly and association by Ms Tanya Bennett, 17 June 2015

Statement in the Panel discussion on realising the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement(unavailable) in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons by Ms Penny Morton, 17 June 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights and Special Rapporteur on trafficking by Ms Emily Hill, 16 June 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on migrants and the Special Rapporteur on minority issues (study on Roma) by Ms Tanya Bennett, 15 June 2015

Statement in the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the human rights of migrants by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 June 2015

Statement in the item 2 General Debate by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 June 2015

22nd Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on Jamaica by Mr Nishant Roa, 13 May 2015

Statement on Croatia by Ms Renée Arian, 12 May 2015

Statement on Honduras

Statement on Bulgaria

Statement on Andorra

Statement on Maldives by Ms Tanya Bennett, 6 May 2015

Statement on Panama by Ms Renée Arian, 6 May 2015

Statement on Mongolia by Ms Emily Hill, 5 May 2015

Statement on Malawi by Ms Renée Arian, 5 May 2015

Statement on Liberia by Ms Emily Hill, 4 May 2015

Statement on Belarus by Ms Renée Arian, 4 May 2015

Trade Policy Review of Australia 2015

Opening Statement on Seventh Trade Policy Review of Australia – April 2015

2015 WTO Trade Policy Review of Australia - Australian Responding Statement

Human Rights Council - 28th Regular Session

Statement after action on resolutions and decisions by Ms Emily Hill, 27 March 2015

Statement in the Panel discussion on technical cooperation to support inclusive and participatory development and poverty eradication at the national level by Ms Sarah Mercer, 25 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue on OHCHR report on Iraq by Ambassador John Quinn, 25 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Mali by Ms Renée Arian, 24 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on Central African Republic by Mr Joshua House, 24 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic by Ambassador John Quinn, 17 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar by Ambassador John Quinn, 16 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Iran by Ms Tanya Bennett, 16 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea by Ambassador John Quinn, 16 March 2015

Statement in the in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by Ambassador John Quinn, 16 March 2015

Statement at the annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child - towards better investment in the rights of the child by Ms Renée Arian, 12 March 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with SRSG on Violence against Children and SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict by Mr Timothy Maybury, 11 March 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography by Mr Rick Macourt, 11 March 2015

Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities by Mr Joshua House, 11 March 2015

Statement in the annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities by Ambassador John Quinn, 10 March 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and the Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism by Ms Tanya Bennett, 10 March 2015

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by Ambassador John Quinn, 9 March 2015

Statement in the High-Level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty by Ms Emily Hill, 4 March 2015

Statement at Annual High-Level Panel on Human Rights Mainstreaming - Enhancement of International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights by Ms Tanya Bennett, 3 March 2015

21st Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement  on Kuwait by Australia, 28 January 2015

Statement  on Guyana by Australia, 28 January 2015

Statement on Turkey by Ms Tanya Bennett, 27 January 2015

Statement on Grenada by Mr Rick Macourt, 26 January 2015

Statement on Sweden, 26 January 2015

Statement on Guinea-Bissau by Mr Rick Macourt, 23 January 2015

Statement on Armenia by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 22 January 2015

Statement on Kenya by Ms Emily Hill, 22 January 2015

Statement on Lesotho by Mr Rick Macourt, 21 January 2015

Statement on Spain by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 21 January 2015

Statement on Lao People\'s Democratic Republic by Ms Tanya Bennett, 20 January 2015

Statement on Guinea by Mr Rick Macourt, 20 January 2015

Statement on Kiribati by Ms Tanya Bennett, 19 January 2015

Statement on Kyrgyzstan by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 19 January 2015