Castan Centre - Enhancing the protection of human rights in Australia

08/4/2022 05:45 pm 08/4/2022 07:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Castan Centre - Enhancing the protection of human rights in Australia

There’s never been a better time: Enhancing the protection of human rights in
Australia

On 4 August 2022, Castan Centre Academic Member Professor Paula Gerber and Monash University’s Professor Michael Mintrom were joined in conversation by ABC Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay to discuss the need to enhance the protection of human rights in Australia, and the benefits of better protecting human rights.

You can listen to a recording of the event on ABC Radio National here.

You can also Professor Gerber’s reflections on the event, including a summary of the priority areas identified by Professors Gerber and Mintrom as needing further human rights protection here on the Castan Centre Human Rights Blog.


Background

Australia is a sports obsessed nation, and our sporting culture thrives because we have rules that all players and spectators understand and generally abide by. Similarly, society has rules that facilitate harmonious living, and those rules are called human rights. Yet, unlike sports, the rules governing our society are often not understood, ignored or breached.

Paul Barclay, host of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program will facilitate a conversation with Paula Gerber, Professor of Human Rights Law at Monash University and Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Policy at Monash University, where they will discuss the lack of human rights protections in Australia, the many and varied human rights breaches being perpetrated on a daily basis, and why it is vital that human rights are embedded in our schools, governments, institutions and every aspect of society.


Panellists

Paula Gerber, Professor of Human Rights Law at Monash University

Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Policy at Monash University

Moderator: Paul Barclay, Writer and Broadcaster of ABC Big Ideas

Event Details

Date:
4 August 2022 at 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue:
Monash University Law Chambers

Description

There’s never been a better time: Enhancing the protection of human rights in
Australia

On 4 August 2022, Castan Centre Academic Member Professor Paula Gerber and Monash University’s Professor Michael Mintrom were joined in conversation by ABC Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay to discuss the need to enhance the protection of human rights in Australia, and the benefits of better protecting human rights.

You can listen to a recording of the event on ABC Radio National here.

You can also Professor Gerber’s reflections on the event, including a summary of the priority areas identified by Professors Gerber and Mintrom as needing further human rights protection here on the Castan Centre Human Rights Blog.


Background

Australia is a sports obsessed nation, and our sporting culture thrives because we have rules that all players and spectators understand and generally abide by. Similarly, society has rules that facilitate harmonious living, and those rules are called human rights. Yet, unlike sports, the rules governing our society are often not understood, ignored or breached.

Paul Barclay, host of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program will facilitate a conversation with Paula Gerber, Professor of Human Rights Law at Monash University and Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Policy at Monash University, where they will discuss the lack of human rights protections in Australia, the many and varied human rights breaches being perpetrated on a daily basis, and why it is vital that human rights are embedded in our schools, governments, institutions and every aspect of society.


Panellists

Paula Gerber, Professor of Human Rights Law at Monash University

Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Policy at Monash University

Moderator: Paul Barclay, Writer and Broadcaster of ABC Big Ideas


Name
Monash Law Events Team
E-Mail
law-engagement@monash.edu