Human rights are basic freedoms that belong to everyone regardless of their background, location, differences or beliefs. Merri-bek City Council's Human Rights Policy is based on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. This outlines 20 fundamental human rights that belong to all people in Victoria. The rights under the Charter come from international human rights treaties which Australia has joined.

Have a look at the current Merri-bek Human Rights Policy and other relevant documents using the links below. After you have viewed these documents, you can have your say at the bottom of the page.