Human Rights 2012
The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference
Friday 20 July 2012
Spring Street Conference Centre
1 Spring Street, Melbourne
Professor Tim Flannery
Professor at Macquarie University and 2007 Australian of the Year
"Global warming and human rights"
The Hon Ms Susan Ryan AO
Commonwealth Age Discrimination Commissioner
"Human Rights Never Age"
Professor Kerry Arabena
Professor and Director of Indigenous Health at Monash University
"No Winners, No Losers, Just Truth, Justice and Mercy - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Contitutional Reform"
Dr Samantha Thomas
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Marketing at Monash University
"Unintended consequences of the 'war' on obesity: A public health and human rights approach"
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC
Chancellor of The Australian National University, President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Foreign Minister
"The responsibility to protect' after Libya and Syria"
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Mr Sami Ben Gharbia
Tunisian Blogger and Advocacy Director of Global Voices
"The role of social media in the Tunisian revolution, in the context of the Arab Spring"
Mr Allan Asher
Chair of the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance (FMAG) at the School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy, ANU and the former Commonwealth Ombudsman
"People just like us; human rights for asylum seekers!"
The Hon Mr Ron Merkel QC
Barrister and former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
'Has Australia's horse and buggy Constitution acquired a few jet engines?'