CLA welcomes right to action

CLA President Dr Kristine Klugman has welcomed the new ability to take action in court in the ACT to ensure someone’s human rights are protected. “This is a help to the little people in society, who benefit most from human rights laws,” she said.

Wednesday 5 March 2008

CLA welcomes right for the ‘little people’ to take action

 CLA today welcomed the new right for a person to go to court to get a hearing under the Human Rights Act in the ACT.

“This is a help to the little people in our society, who benefit most from human rights law,” Civil Liberties Australia President, Dr Kristine Klugman, said.

“When they can’t get justice dealing with a government body in any other way, this will allow them to have their case heard.

“Human rights law is a last protection for the little man and woman, who don’t have the clout or the money to get justice through other means.”

CLA also welcomed the new ability for private sector companies to opt in to the legislation.

“We encourage companies to enter the tent of human rights protection.

“Any firm with a strong customer service ethic should have no problems with human rights legislation,” Dr Klugman said.

“Perhaps the political parties could show the way by being the first to formally sign on.”

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