This document is part of the Code of Conduct for Employees resource.

Demonstrating Commitment to Human Rights

Human Rightspublic officials should respect and promote the human rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities by:

(i) making decisions and providing advice consistent with human rights; and

(ii) actively implementing, promoting and supporting human rights.

(Public Administration Act 2004, s. 7)

8.1 Understanding Human Rights

Public sector employees of special bodies understand human rights as these apply to their work.

8.2 Making Decisions and Providing Advice Consistent with Human Rights

Public sector employees of special bodies ensure their own decisions, advice and policy development properly considers the human rights set out in the Charter, and respects the human rights of others.

8.3 Implementing Human Rights

Public sector employees of special bodies deliver services and programs and act in a manner that is consistent with the Charter.

8.4 Protecting Human Rights

Public sector employees of special bodies seek to protect the human rights of colleagues, other public officials and members of the Victorian community by raising concerns regarding circumstances that could breach those rights, and reporting any suspected breaches in accordance
with procedures established by their public sector special
body head.