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About the Charter in your language – October 2023

These translated factsheets provide information about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, which captures civil, political, and cultural rights into Victorian law.   

What is the Charter?  

The Charter is a law that sets out the basic rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of all people in Victoria.  

Public authorities (state and local government, courts, and tribunals) must observe those rights. New policies and legislation must also consider human rights. People working for the government must also observe human rights so that members of the community are not treated unfairly. 

In certain circumstances, some rights may be limited. However, this must be necessary and reasonable and there must be clear reasons for the decision. 



About these factsheets  

These factsheets provide a brief overview about the Charter, the rights it includes as well as limitations and exceptions.   

Information in your language:

  • Arabic 
  • Chinese – Simplified 
  • Chinese – Traditional 
  • Farsi 
  • Hindi 
  • Juba Arabic 
  • Korean 
  • Punjabi  
  • Somali 
  • Urdu 

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