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HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2004


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act  
   3.      Dictionary  
   4.      Notes  

   PART 2--HUMAN RIGHTS

   5.      What are human rights?  
   6.      Who has human rights?  
   7.      Rights apart from Act  

   PART 3--CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

   8.      Recognition and equality before the law  
   9.      Right to life  
   10.     Protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment etc  
   11.     Protection of the family and children  
   12.     Privacy and reputation  
   13.     Freedom of movement  
   14.     Freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief  
   15.     Peaceful assembly and freedom of association  
   16.     Freedom of expression  
   17.     Taking part in public life  
   18.     Right to liberty and security of person  
   19.     Humane treatment when deprived of liberty  
   20.     Children in the criminal process  
   21.     Fair trial  
   22.     Rights in criminal proceedings  
   23.     Compensation for wrongful conviction  
   24.     Right not to be tried or punished more than once  
   25.     Retrospective criminal laws  
   26.     Freedom from forced work  
   27.     Cultural and other rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other  

   PART 3A--ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

   27A.    Right to education  

   PART 3B--LIMITS ON HUMAN RIGHTS

   28.     Human rights may be limited  

   PART 4--APPLICATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO TERRITORY LAWS

   29.     Application of pt 4  
   30.     Interpretation of laws and human rights  
   31.     Interpretation of human rights  
   32.     Declaration of incompatibility  
   33.     Attorney-General's action on receiving declaration of incompatibility  
   34.     Notice to Attorney-General and commission  
   35.     Attorney-General's right to intervene on human rights  
   36.     Human rights commissioner may intervene  

   PART 5--SCRUTINY OF PROPOSED TERRITORY LAWS

   37.     Attorney-General's statement on government bills  
   38.     Consideration of bills by standing committee of Assembly  
   39.     Noncompliance with s 37 and s 38  

   PART 5A--OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

   40.     Meaning of public authority  
   40A.    Meaning of function of a public nature  
   40B.    Public authorities must act consistently with human rights  
   40C.    Legal proceedings in relation to public authority actions  
   40D.    Other entities may choose to be subject to obligations of public  

   PART 6--MISCELLANEOUS

   41.     Review of effect of territory laws on human rights  
   42.     Regulation-making power  
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           DICTIONARY
           ENDNOTES


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