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The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

Friday 22 July 2016
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

The Hon Martin Pakula MP, Victorian Attorney-Generalmartin pakula

Developments in Human Rights in Victoria

Read the 2015 Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act: Government Response

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Professor Anne Aly, Member elect for Cowan and Founding Chair of People Against Violent Extremism

Radicalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights

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Mr Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor of the Guardian Australiastan grant

The way forward for Indigenous reconciliation

Stan Grant is the Indigenous affairs editor for Guardian Australia and a member of the Referendum Council.

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Ms Mariam Veiszadeh, Ambassador of Welcome to Australia and President of IslamophobiMariam Veiszedaha Register Australia

Islamophobia in Australia

Lawyer, advocate and opinion writer, Mariam has received a number of awards and her strong advocacy against Islamaphobia has made global headlines.

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Mr Julian McMahon, lawyer for Van Tuong Nguyen and members of the Bali NineJulian McMahon

The executions of M Sukumaran and A Chan, and what has followed in the region

Admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1998 Julian McMahon is known for his defence of some members of the Bali Nine, most recently Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. His work opposing the death penalty is tireless and his talk shall focus on last years executions and what is to come in the region.

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Mr Tory Russell, Co-founder and Director of Hands Up United, Ferguson MissouriTory Russell

Young, black and politicized

Tory Russell, is a co-founder and director of a Ferguson based National Organization named Hands Up United.

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Helen Fatouros, Executive Director, Criminal Law Services, Victoria Legal AidHelen Fatouros

Is Our Youth Justice System Really Broken?

Ms Helen Fatouros is Victoria Legal Aid’s Executive Director, Criminal Law Services. Helen was appointed a Council Director of the Sentencing Advisory Council by the Victorian Attorney-General in mid-2013 and was appointed as a Commissioner to the Victorian Law Reform Commission in September 2014.

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Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law at The University of Sydneymary crock

Making Every Life Count:  International Law and The Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Displacement

Professor Crock is known for her work on immigration detention, but has also written and lectured on many other aspects of immigration and refugee law and their interface with other areas of law and other disciplines.

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Ms Brynn O’Brien, Business & Human Rights Advisor at No Business in Abuse and The Australia InstituteBrynn O'brien

Ending business in abuse, and the future of corporate accountability in Australia

Brynn O’Brien is a lawyer, advisor and researcher on the human rights impacts of the private sector. She has worked across a broad range of issues and industry sectors where human rights and business activity collide, from labour issues in the supply chain to anti-discrimination matters and human rights issues in immigration detention.

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Ms Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commissionkate jenkins

Achieving gender equality where we live, learn, work and play: priorities for Australia's new Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Kate Jenkins is an Australian lawyer who was appointed the Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission earlier this year. Prior to this Ms Jenkins was the Commissioner at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights.

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