Human Rights 2011
The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference
Friday 22 July 2011
Spring Street Conference Centre
1 Spring Street, Melbourne
Mr Michael Thurston
The United States Consul General in Melbourne
"Corporate Social Responsibility and the Right to Connect (to websites, to the internet and to each other)"
Dr Megan Davis
Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at the University of New South Wales and member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
"Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Constitution"
Mr Rex Wild QC
Barrister and co-author of the Little Children are Sacred report into child abuse in the Northern Territory
"Intervention, Interference or Invasion? Dealing with Indigenous rights in the Northern Territory, 2007-2011"
Professor Tim McCormack
Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague
"The International Criminal Court and the Importance of Effective Multilateral Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law"
Listen to the audio recording
Brigadier Lyn McDade
Director of Military Prosecutions for the Australian Defence Force
"Military justice and human rights"
Professor Samina Yasmeen
Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia.
"Islamophobia and Multicultural Australia"
Dr Alex Wodak AM
President of Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.
"A Human Rights Approach to Drugs"
Dr Charlie Corke
Senior Specialist in the Intensive Care Unit at Geelong Hospital, author of the book Saving Lives and subject of the recent documentary In the End.
'Avoiding dysthanasia - not striving for euthanasia'
Conference bag sponsor