Human Rights 2009
2009 Annual Castan Centre Conference
Friday 17th July 2009, State Library of Victoria
The Hon. Robert McClelland
'Promotion and protection of human rights'
Dr Ben Saul
Director, Sydney Centre for International Law, University of Sydney
'Towards an Australian Bill of Rights: Why politicians have too much power and judges have too little'
The Hon. Justice Chris Maxwell
President, Court of Appeal
'The Victorian Charter so far: a judge's perspective'
Mr Alistair Pound
Barrister and co-author of 'An Annotated Guide to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities'.
'The Victorian Charter so far: a lawyer's perspective'
The Hon Robert Hill
Former Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
'Howard to Rudd: Australia's record of international engagement'
Professor Hilary Charlesworth
Director, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University
'Assessing Australia on the world stage'
Professor Chris Sidoti
Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Visiting Professor Griffith University, Visiting Professor, University of Western Sydney
'The UN Human Rights Council - The story so far'
Professor Sarah Joseph
Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
'International human rights cases 2008-2009'