Australian human rights chief wants bill of rights to counter anti-terror laws

[JURIST] Australian Human Rights Commissioner Sev Ozdowski [official profile], whose statutory appointment to the post ends Wednesday, has urged his successor to push for an Australian bill of rights to counter the tough anti-terror laws [JURIST report] that the Australian Senate passed Tuesday. An avid opponent of children in immigration detention, Ozdowski voiced concerns [statement] about the lack of a proper counterweight to the legislation, which has been a point of contention among the Australian executive and legislative branches and human rights groups for several months. ABC News has more.

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