Civil Liberties Sites of Interest

Australian Privacy Foundation

Australian Privacy Foundation

The Australian Privacy Foundation is the primary association dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of Australians. The Foundation aims to focus public attention on emerging issues which pose a threat to the freedom and privacy of Australians. The Foundation has led the fight to defend the right of individuals to control their personal information and to be free of excessive intrusions.

Liberty Victoria

Liberty Victoria

This is the name of the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties. Australia’s oldest CL body (dating from the mid-1930s), it has been active in fields such as justice, democratic rights, euthanasia and a wide range of human rights issues

NSW Civil Liberties Council

The NSWCCL has been involved in protecting the rights of NSW people and other Australians since the early 1960s. Its web site has a wide range of issues papers and information on civil liberties issues.

Queensland Council Civil Liberties

Queensland Civil Liberties Council

The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties is a voluntary organisation concerned with protecting individual rights and civil liberties. It has a wide range of material available on issues affecting Queenslanders and other Australians

ACT Supreme Court Human Rights links

ACT Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court of the ACT has excellent links to Australian and Canadian, New Zealand, UK, European and other international (UN) human rights websites and sources for conventions, commentaries and articles


Whistleblowers Australia

Whistleblowers Australia Inc. is an association for those who have exposed corruption or any form of malpractice, especially if they were then hindered or abused, and for those who are thinking of exposing it, or who wish to support those who are doing so.

International Sites of Interest

Amercian Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is a major guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed every citizen by the Constitution and US law. Its State chapters are also very active in fighting for freedom locally.  The ACLU has more than 350,000 members.

democracy now


Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Link TV ch. 375); as a “podcast,” and on the internet.


Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The site features information about CCLA’s efforts to protect Canadians’ rights and freedoms. CCLA is a non-profit, non-government, law reform organization dealing with issues of fundamental civil liberties and human rights. Established in 1964, it has more than 6,000 paid, individual supporters.

BC Civil Liberties

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

The oldest and most active civil libertries group in Canada. A group of citizens who volunteer to fulfill the mandate: to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties and human rights in British Columbia and across Canada.

CCl Fiji Citizen’s Constitutional Forum – Fiji

The CCF is a non-government organisation that advocates and educates for good governance, human rights and multiculturalism in the Republic of Fiji.

European Court of Human Rights

The Court is an international court based in Strasbourg, France. Its judges examine complaints (known as “applications”) from individuals or, sometimes, by the member States (that is, countries of the European Union). The Court delivers a judgment, which is binding: the countries concerned are are obliged to comply.  

European Union Convention on Human Rights

UHRIHuman Rights Index of United Nations Documents


Contains all the documents (concluding
observations, reports) of the UN treaty bodies, special procedures and
comments by governments. It does not contain the jurisprudence of the
treaty bodies, unfortunately. The advantage of the system is that the
University has made annotations of all relevant passages by relevant
criterion (right, type of person affected, etc.) and has developed a
sophisticated search engine so searches become a lot easier.


Human Rights first

HRF is an advocacy organization based in New York and Washington. Since 1978 they have worked in the US and throughout the world to create a secure and humane world – advancing justice, human dignity and the respect for the rule of law.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights


International Federation of Human Rights

International Federation for Human Rights

FIDH’s mandate is to contribute to the respect for all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims to improve the protection of victims, to lessen human rights violations and to bring to justice the perpetrators of abuses.

International Justice Network

IJN aims to lead human rights initiatives worldwide by providing direct legal assistance and expertise to victims of abuses and by creating a global network of legal professionals, non-governmental organizations and community-based advocates to protect and promote rights and the rule of law.

Office for Democratic Human Rights


The Officer is involved in tolerance, non-discrimination and the rule of law. It is part of OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), the world’s largest regional security organization with 55 participating States from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

Liberty UK

Liberty (UK)

Liberty, one of the leading human rights and civil liberties organizations, was founded as the National Council for Civil Liberties. It has campaigned for equal rights in the United Kingdom for more than 70 years, taking cases to the UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights.

The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Democracy and Human Rights – Canada

The promotion of Canadian values – freedom, democracy, democratic governance, human rights, and the rule of law – lies at the heart of Canada’s foreign policy. The EU shares Canada’s commitment to these values.

NZCCL – The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties is a watchdog for rights and freedoms in New Zealand. The Council works through education and advocacy to promote a rights-based society and prevent the erosion of civil liberties by government or any other parties. It is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation.

Tech Liberty of NZ is concerned about the erosion of people’s civil liberties in the digital world. We don’t think that we give up our traditional rights as soon as we do something on the Internet rather than on paper.
Tech Liberty is dedicated to protecting people’s rights in the areas of the Internet and technology. We make submissions on public policy, help to educate people about their rights, and defend those whose rights are being infringed

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