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Australia was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on 17 October 2017.
In this clip, ABC News interviews RegNet’s Hilary Charlesworth about what this means for Australia.
Professor Charlesworth points out that election is not an endorsement of Australia’s human rights record so far, but could potentially encourage them to strengthen their human rights record in the future.
Watch the interview on ABC News.
Image credit: UN Human Rights Council - 35th Session from UN Geneva flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)