Human Rights 2020

The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

Conference 2019

Date: Friday 27 November 2020
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: The Hall, NAB Docklands, 700 Bourke Street, DOCKLANDS

Human Rights 2020 Postponed

We find ourselves in a rapidly changing and unprecedented situation as Australia and its separate jurisdictions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenging circumstances are having a profound impact on everyone’s personal and professional lives, our families and friends, and the wider community.

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law’s key priority is the health and wellbeing of our community. Whilst we are changing and adapting the ways in which we operate, we are working to ensure that the research activities of our academics and staff continue, that our students receive the highest quality education and co-curricular experience, and that we stay as connected as possible with our supporters and friends.

Although we are aiming to maintain ‘business as usual’, and after serious consideration, it has been decided by the Centre Directorate to postpone the 2020 Castan Centre Annual Human Rights Conference. The conference was scheduled to be held on Friday 24 July 2020, and will now to be held on Friday 27 November 2020.

Through these difficult times, we thank you for your continued and valued support. We are planning to shift our ongoing public human rights program (e.g. public lectures, seminars and events) to an online format, so please stay informed about our upcoming events by subscribing to our mailing list. Or, if you want to get the news as it breaks, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

In the meantime, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy.



This year's conference will be held at The Hall, NAB Docklands, 700 Bourke Street, DOCKLANDS which is conveniently located a short walk away from Southern Cross Station. Located nearby is also a super tram stop 1 on Bourke Street (near Spencer Street) which services routes 86 and 96.


If you have any queries about the conference please tel 03 9905 3327 or email


For a copy of our sponsorship brochure, contact the Castan Centre (see above) or to discuss sponsorship
options contact Janice Hugo, Centres Administration Officer on 03 9905 3327 or email

Platinum Sponsor

Maurice Blackburn logo

Major Sponsor



Colin Biggers & Paisley