Internationally, the Law Council promotes and draws attention to human rights issues, particularly those involving Australian citizens.
The Law Council's International Law Section has established a Human Rights Observer Panel to observe and report on cases where human rights may be at risk. The Law Council's International Law Section also has a specialist Human Rights Focus Group.
Domestically, the Law Council participates in the legislative process by contributing to the development of new legislation. The Law Council frequently consults governments on reform proposals and makes submissions to parliament on the contents of draft laws. For more information on the Law Council's work in the area of human rights protection and promotion in Australia, see the Criminal Law and Human Rights page of this website.