The Tasmanian Human Rights Act Campaign welcomes today’s election commitment ( HERE ) from Tasmanian Labor to introduce a Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities in the next term of Parliament.

Human rights are the basic building blocks of a life of opportunity and well being for the whole community. Enshrining human rights in law will mean the principles of equality, dignity and respect for every person are embedded in all government decision making.

Under the policy announced today, the Premier’s Human Rights Advisory Council will be tasked with finalising the detail of the model to be implemented.

Over 1,000 Tasmanians and 19 organisations have added their name to the petition calling for implementation of the human rights model recommend by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute in 2007 and we will continue to urge the adoption of this model through the Premier’s Human Rights Advisory Council in the event of Labor forming Government.

Internationally recognised and adopted human rights should be supported by all three established political parties here in Tasmania and we will continue communicating with the Liberals and Greens and encouraging them to make similar commitments as made today by Labor.

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Richard Griggs spokesperson for the Tasmanian Human Rights Act Campaign