Human rights certificates and compatibility statements

To comply with the Human Rights Act 2019, a member of Parliament must provide a Human rights statement of compatibility with any Bill they introduce in the Legislative Assembly (Parliament). They must provide a Human rights certificate with any subordinate legislation they table.

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A Human rights statement of compatibility states whether, in the opinion of the member introducing the Bill, it is compatible with human rights.

The member’s staff (for private members’ Bills) or departmental officers (for government Bills) prepare the statement.

Use the approved Human rights statement of compatibility template (DOCX, 41 KB).

A Human rights certificate states whether, in the opinion of the responsible member for the subordinate legislation, it is compatible with human rights.

The administering department prepares the Human rights certificate.

Use the approved Human rights certificate template (DOCX, 38 KB).

Search for published examples of human rights certificates and statements of compatibility. These will help you when preparing your own. 

Select the type from the drop-down list, and filter by legislation and human rights section as needed.