Castan Centre public events and lectures 2014

Increasing awareness of human rights strengthens and invigorates efforts for change. One of our most important programs is our annual series of public lectures, workshops and roundtables featuring experts from Australia and overseas. Papers, audio and video recordings of our public lectures for 2014 are posted below.


Being social: The human right against social deprivation
Kimberley Brownlee an Associate Professor of Legal and Moral Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
16 April 2014

A Special Castan Centre Event: Freedom Forum
This forum will look at what freedom means in Australia, how it can be better protected and whether existing laws really do limit our freedoms
9 April 2014

Surveillan​ce and the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age
Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries.
2 April 2014

Enforced Disappearances in Asia: the case of Sombath Somphone
Shui Meng Ng, the wife of Sombath Somphone, will talk about Sombath Somphone, the man and his work, what could have caused his disappearance, and the impact this incident has on Lao society, and especially on Lao civil society development.
6 March 2014