Communication and human rights within speech pathology

Mitchell, Bill (2021) Communication and human rights within speech pathology. Griffith Law Review. (In Press)

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[Extract] On 1 January 2020, the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (the Act) will commence. It will bind all persons, including the State and to a lesser extent the Commonwealth. It took us 70 years after the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights to legislate in Queensland. We join the ACT and Victoria as the third Australian jurisdiction to protect human rights. The Universal Declaration was born out of the atrocities of the World Wars and was the first truly global human rights document. It is a common standard of achievements and aspirations for all peoples and all nations. It set out the fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

The Queensland Act draws on the Universal Declaration and other instruments for its content. It begins by noting that ‘Human rights are essential in a democratic and inclusive society that respects the rule of law.’ The Act cautions that human rights should be limited only after careful consideration, and only where justifiable in a free and democratic society based on human dignity, equality, freedom and the rule of law.

Item ID: 68915
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-4205
Copyright Information: © 2021 Griffith University
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 01:46
FoR Codes: 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4807 Public law > 480703 Domestic human rights law @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420110 Speech pathology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230499 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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