Human Rights Act 2019 Review

On 27 February 2024, Professor Susan Harris Rimmer was appointed by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence (the Attorney-General) to undertake an independent review of the Human Rights Act 2019 (HR Act).

Under section 95 of the HR Act, the Attorney-General is required to ensure the operation of the Act is independently reviewed as soon as practicable after 1 July 2023.

Professor Harris Rimmer has years of policy and academic experience in international human rights law, climate justice and gender equality at the Griffith University Law School. She is a member of various academic groups and has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Council of Churches and the Parliamentary Library.

You can learn more about Professor Harris Rimmer’s work on the Griffith University website.

Scope of the review

The scope of the review is outlined in the Terms of reference.

This includes an opportunity to assess the implementation of the HR Act since fully commencing on 1 January 2020, and how well it is meeting its objective of building a culture of human rights in the Queensland public sector.

Professor Harris Rimmer has been asked to conduct consultation with various stakeholders as part of the review process and to provide a report to the Attorney-General by 20 September 2024.


Visit the Independent review of the Human Rights Act website to find out more.

If you have questions about the review, you can email