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ONE VOICE - ONE PEOPLE, Human Rights Defenders, came across appalling cases of human rights abuse in Australia. Whilst the violations of the rights of the aborigines have finally been acknowledged by the UN and the international community, OVOP are very concerned about the plight of thousands of people whose civil and political rights have been denied. The following statement is self-explanatory:

"Every democratic, industrialised country except Australia has legal protection of rights, including the right to equality, of one kind or another".
Mason CJ, previous Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia


Yours sincerely

Human Rights Defenders


Brigitte Straulino

Erica Studer
Vice President


16 September 2000