Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
The Australia Foundation In Support Of Human Rights Watch Limited
ABN
90153747954

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Human Rights Watch Australia
Charity size
Medium
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
General activities
  • International activities
  • Law and legal services
  • Research
  • Other
    • Publicising cases of human rights violations
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. Human Rights Watch is an independent organisation that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. Human Rights Watch promotes the adoption of international law including conventions, treaties and other instruments and measures to guarantee human rights. We do so by researching human rights violations wherever they occur and publicising those facts in order to prevent further abuses and protect victims. We conduct and commission accurate and first-hand research documenting patterns of abuse and we publish this information in reports, letters and other advocacy materials. We share this information with international and local organisations, government officials, the media and the Australian public. For instance, we honour human rights activists and defenders, we give lectures at universities, we talk with the media and hold briefings for interested officials, and we collaborate with local civil society organizations. Raising awareness about human rights abuse is a crucial step towards improving the behaviour of the perpetrators. We remind governments, armed groups, and international organisations of their obligations under international law in order to promote better enforcement of human rights law. This is what leads to lasting change to protect victims of human rights abuse and prevent further violations.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 12
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • KHM
    • IDN
    • PNG

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
0
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
0

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$726,185.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
All other revenue
$0.00
Total revenue
$726,185.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$3,235.00
Total gross income
$729,420.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$240,514.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$395,514.00
Total expenses
$636,028.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$93,392.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$501,582.00
Total non-current assets
$0.00
Total assets
$501,582.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$197,451.00
Total non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total liabilities
$197,451.00
Net assets/liabilities
$304,131.00

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
No
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Yes
Subtypes current and accurate
Yes