TasCOSS Response to the consultation draft of the Expungement of Historical Offences Bill 2017

It is TasCOSS’s belief that the intention of the Tasmanian Government to address these historical injustices is an important statement in support of human rights.

The International Declaration of Human Rights, the foundation of international human rights law, makes special provision for the protection of people’s private lives and their right to live in dignity with the respect of their community.

However, while TasCOSS supports the intention of the Government and the overall direction of the Bill, we do have some concerns with its current framing.

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