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  • The ratification of international Human Rights treaties
  • The reporting cycles
  • All the documents related to a reporting cycle

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Reporting status for Australia
 TreatySignature DateRatification Date, Accession(a), Succession(d) Date
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CAT - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CATConvention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment10 Dec 198508 Aug 198907 Sep 1989  08 Aug 1989
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
ExpandVI59 (2016)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 28 Nov 2018                     AUSINT/CAT/INR/AUS/7596  29False
Info from Civil Society Organizations (for LOIPR) Global Initiative to end all corporal of Punishment of Children15 Jul 201615 Jul 201615 Jul 2016 View document E           INT_CAT_ICS_AUS_24539_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/ICS/AUS/24539  155True
Info from Civil Society Organizations (for LOIPR) Human Rights Law Centre15 Jul 201615 Jul 201615 Jul 2016 View document E           INT_CAT_ICS_AUS_24540_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/ICS/AUS/24540  155True
Info from Civil Society Organizations (for LOIPR) Organization Intersex International Australia Limited15 Jul 201615 Jul 201615 Jul 2016 View document E           INT_CAT_ICS_AUS_24541_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/ICS/AUS/24541  155True
Info from NHRIs (for LOIPR)Australian Human Rights Commission15 Jul 201615 Jul 201615 Jul 2016 View document E           INT_CAT_IFR_AUS_24538_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/IFR/AUS/24538  157True
ExpandV53 (2014)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
List of issues prior to reporting (LoIPR)CAT/C/AUS/Q/5  15 Feb 2011 View document       E S         AUSCAT/C/AUS/Q/5  25True
State party report under LoIPRCAT/C/AUS/4-501 Aug 2012/Initially due in 201231 Jul 201309 Jan 2014 View document       E S         AUSCAT/C/AUS/4-5 201245True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAmnesty International    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18688_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18688  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAssociation for the Prevention of Torture (APT) - Alternative report    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18683_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18683  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAutralian Lawyers for Human Rights    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18635_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18635  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsCare Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18628_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18628  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsFoundation House    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18632_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18632  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsGlobal Initiative (GI) briefing    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18629_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18629  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsJoint NGO report    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18634_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18634  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsOrganisation Intersex International (OII)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18630_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18630  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsPeople with Disability Australia (PWDA)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18689_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18689  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsRefugee Council of Australia    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18633_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18633  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsSurvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) - Shadow report    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18631_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18631  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsWomen with Disabilities Australia (Annex)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18672_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18672  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsWomen with Disabilities Australia (Annex)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18673_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18673  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsWomen with Disabilities Australia (Annex)    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18674_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18674  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsWomen with Disabilities Australia letter     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18671_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18671  14True
Info from NHRIsAustralian Human Rights Commission    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_18690_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/18690  12True
StatementIntroductory statement by Australia    View document E           INT_CAT_STA_AUS_18784_E.docx     AUSINT/CAT/STA/AUS/18784  109True
List of delegation/participantsList of Delegation    View document E           INT_CAT_LOP_AUS_18691_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/LOP/AUS/18691  107True
Concluding observationsCAT/C/AUS/CO/4-5  22 Dec 2014 View document       E SACRCAT_C_AUS_CO_4-5_18888_E.pdf     AUSCAT/C/AUS/CO/4-5  5True
Follow-up issuesConcluding observations CAT/C/AUS/CO/4-5, paras. 9, 12, 15 & 16 28 Nov 2014  View document E           INT_CAT_LIT_AUS_19913_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/LIT/AUS/19913  117True
Follow-up State party's reportCAT/C/AUS/CO/4-5/Add.128 Nov 201526 Nov 2015  View document E           CAT_C_AUS_CO_4-5_Add-1_19914_E.pdf     AUSCAT/C/AUS/CO/4-5/Add.1  46True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR/1263    View document  F           CAT_C_SR_1263_22879_F.pdf    AUSCAT/C/SR/1263  31True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR/1260    View document E           CAT_C_SR_1260_22878_E.pdf     AUSCAT/C/SR/1260  31True
ExpandIII40 (2008)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCAT/C/67/Add.730 Nov 200407 Apr 200525 May 2005 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/67/Add.7  29True
List of issuesCAT/C/AUS/Q/4 06 Jun 200706 Jun 2007 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/AUS/Q/4  18True
Reply to List of IssuesCAT/C/AUS/Q/4/Add.1/Rev.1                      AUSCAT/C/AUS/Q/4/Add.1/Rev.1  22False
Reply to List of IssuesCAT/C/AUS/Q/4/Add.1  08 Jan 2008 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/AUS/Q/4/Add.1  22True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8014_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8014  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8015_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8015  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8016_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8016  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8017_E.doc     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8017  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8018_E.doc     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8018  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8019_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8019  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8020_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8020  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8021_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8021  14True
Info from Civil Society Organizations     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_AUS_40_8022_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/NGO/AUS/40/8022  14True
Concluding observationsCAT/C/AUS/CO/3  22 May 2008 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/AUS/CO/3  5True
Follow-up issuesConcluding observations CAT/C/AUS/CO/3, paras. 9, 10, 11 & 25 06 May 2008  View document E           INT_CAT_FUI_AUS_12051_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/FUI/AUS/12051  117True
Follow-up State party's reportCAT/C/AUS/CO/3/Add.106 May 200929 May 200919 Jan 2014 View document       E     CAT_C_AUS_CO_3_Add-1_11606_E.pdf     AUSCAT/C/AUS/CO/3/Add.1  46True
Follow-up letter sent to the State partyRequest for additional information 06 May 2010  View document E           INT_CAT_FUF_AUS_12052_E.pdf     AUSINT/CAT/FUF/AUS/12052  114True
Second round: Follow-up additional State party's follow-up reportCAT/C/AUS/CO/3/Add.2 12 Nov 201019 Jan 2014 View document       E     CAT_C_AUS_CO_3_Add-2_11607_E.pdf     AUSCAT/C/AUS/CO/3/Add.2  121True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.828                      AUSCAT/C/SR.828  31False
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.812  07 May 2008 View document            R      AUSCAT/C/SR.812  31True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.815  08 May 2008 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/SR.815  31True
ExpandII25 (2000)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCAT/C/25/Add.1106 Sep 199419 Oct 199915 May 2000 View document       E S  R      AUSCAT/C/25/Add.11  29True
Concluding observationsA/56/44 paras. 47-53 21 Nov 200001 Jan 2001 View document       E           AUSA/56/44  5True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.447 28 Nov 200028 Nov 2000 View document            R      AUSCAT/C/SR.447  31True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.451 04 Dec 200004 Dec 2000 View document            R      AUSCAT/C/SR.451  31True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.444 21 Nov 200021 Nov 2000 View document       E    R      AUSCAT/C/SR.444  31True
ExpandI7 (1991)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCAT/C/9/Add.806 Sep 199027 Aug 1991                    AUSCAT/C/9/Add.8  29False
Concluding observationsA/47/44 paras. 181-214                      AUSA/47/44  5False
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.95                      AUSCAT/C/SR.95  31False
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.96                      AUSCAT/C/SR.96  31False
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CAT-OP - Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture

CAT-OPOptional Protocol of the Convention against Torture19 May 2009    
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
 N/A
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CCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPRInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights18 Dec 197213 Aug 198013 Nov 1980  13 Aug 1980
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
ExpandVI120 (2017)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
List of issues prior to reporting (LoIPR)CCPR/C/AUS/Q/6  09 Nov 2012 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/6  25True
State party report under LoIPRCCPR/C/AUS/620 Dec 2013/Initially due in 201302 May 201602 May 2016 View document       E S   CCPR_C_AUS_6_5716_E.docx     AUSCCPR/C/AUS/6 201345True
Annex to State party reportAppendices to Australia’s Sixth Report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 02 May 201602 May 2016 View document E           INT_CCPR_ADR_AUS_23729_E.docx     AUSINT/CCPR/ADR/AUS/23729  151True
ExpandVI106 (2012)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
List of issues prior to reporting (LoIPR)CCPR/C/AUS/Q/6  09 Nov 2012 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/6  25True
State party report under LoIPRCCPR/C/AUS/620 Dec 2013/Initially due in 201302 May 201602 May 2016 View document       E S   CCPR_C_AUS_6_5716_E.docx     AUSCCPR/C/AUS/6 201345True
Annex to State party reportAppendices to Australia’s Sixth Report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 02 May 201602 May 2016 View document E           INT_CCPR_ADR_AUS_23729_E.docx     AUSINT/CCPR/ADR/AUS/23729  151True
ExpandV95 (2009)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCCPR/C/AUS/531 Jul 200507 Aug 200719 Feb 2008 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/5  29True
Follow-up Report of the Special Rapporteur on follow-up on Concluding ObservationsCCPR/C/104/2  30 Apr 2012 View document       E SACR      AUSCCPR/C/104/2  134True
List of issuesCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5  24 Nov 2008 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5  18True
Reply to List of IssuesCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5/Add.1  05 Feb 2009 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5/Add.1  22True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAmnesty International    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8053_E.doc     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8053  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsConscience and Peace Tax International    View document EFS         INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8054_E.docINT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8054_F.docINT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8054_S.doc   AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8054  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsHuman Rights Law Resource Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre and the National Association of Community Legal Centres - Addendum    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8057_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8057  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANW)    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8052_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8052  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsLaw Council of Australia    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8051_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8051  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsNational Association of Community Legal Centres, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre and substantive contribution of other 50 organizations    View document EFS         INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8056_E.pdfINT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8056_F.pdfINT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8056_S.pdf   AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8056  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsNew South Wales Council for Civil Liberties     View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8055_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8055  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsThe International Human Rights Law Society of Indiana University School of Law    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGO_AUS_95_8058_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGO/AUS/95/8058  14True
List of delegation/participants     View document E           INT_CCPR_LOP_AUS_95_10941_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/LOP/AUS/95/10941  107True
Concluding observationsCCPR/C/AUS/CO/5  07 May 2009 View document       E SACR      AUSCCPR/C/AUS/CO/5  5True
Follow-up State party's reportCCPR/C/AUS/CO/5/Add.1    View document       E           AUSCCPR/C/AUS/CO/5/Add.1  46True
Follow-up State party's reportSecond Report as received from the State Party (PDF Version) 03 Feb 2012  View document E           INT_CCPR_FCO_AUS_11695_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/FCO/AUS/11695  46True
Follow-up letter sent to the State party  01 Nov 2012  View document E           INT_CCPR_FUL_AUS_12175_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/FUL/AUS/12175  114True
Follow-up letter sent to the State party  28 Sep 2010  View document E           INT_CCPR_FUL_AUS_12176_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/FUL/AUS/12176  114True
Follow-up letter sent to the State party     View document E           INT_CCPR_NGS_AUS_12173_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGS/AUS/12173  114True
Follow-up Information from other sources Human Rights Law Resource Centre    View document E           INT_CCPR_NGS_AUS_12174_E.pdf     AUSINT/CCPR/NGS/AUS/12174  115True
Summary recordsCCPR/C/SR.2611  09 Apr 2009 View document       E SA R      AUSCCPR/C/SR.2611  31True
Summary recordsCCPR/C/SR.2609  14 Apr 2009 View document       E SA R      AUSCCPR/C/SR.2609  31True
Summary recordsCCPR/C/SR.2610  24 Mar 2009 View document       E SA R      AUSCCPR/C/SR.2610  31True
ExpandV94 (2008)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCCPR/C/AUS/531 Jul 200507 Aug 200719 Feb 2008 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/5  29True
Follow-up Report of the Special Rapporteur on follow-up on Concluding ObservationsCCPR/C/104/2  30 Apr 2012 View document       E SACR      AUSCCPR/C/104/2  134True
List of issuesCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5  24 Nov 2008 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5  18True
Reply to List of IssuesCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5/Add.1  05 Feb 2009 View document       E S         AUSCCPR/C/AUS/Q/5/Add.1  22True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAmnesty International    View document E