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Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill 2017

Summary Human Rights Watch is concerned that provisions of the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) infringe on basic rights, particularly the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and the implied right to political communication. These rights are protected under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other treaties to which Australia is a party.[1] Related Content Submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the National Se This submission raises specific concerns…

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