Human Rights 2009

2009 Annual Castan Centre Conference

Friday 17th July 2009, State Library of Victoria

The Hon. Robert McClelland

Commonwealth Attorney-General

'Promotion and protection of human rights'

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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'

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The Hon. Justice Chris Maxwell

President, Court of Appeal

'The Victorian Charter so far: a judge's perspective'

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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' 

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The Hon Robert Hill

Former Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations 

'Howard to Rudd: Australia's record of international engagement'

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Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Director, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University 

'Assessing Australia on the world stage'

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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'

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Professor Sarah Joseph

Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law 

'International human rights cases 2008-2009' 


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