Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments 2012 Conference

Final Program 

Monday 20 February, 2012

8.15-8.45am Registration

8.45-9.00am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Bronwyn Naylor and Julie Debeljak

9.00-11.00am Plenary Session 1

International Perspectives on Recognising Human Rights in Closed Environments

  • Protection from Torture: Claudio Grossman
  • Asylum and Immigration: Ellen Hansen
  • Psychiatric settings: Oliver Lewis

11.00-11.20am Morning tea

11.20-1.00pm Plenary Session 2

Comparative Experiences Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments

  • United Kingdom: Dame Anne Owers
  • Canada: Ivan Zinger
  • New Zealand: Natalie Pierce

1.00-2.00pm Lunch

2.00-3.00pm Parallel Sessions 3

Exploration of the International and Comparative Perspectives

Parallel Session 3A: Prisons

Presentation by Neil Morgan; facilitated discussion with Dame Anne Owers and Ivan Zinger

Parallel Session 3B: Disability Settings

Presentation by Ron McCallum; facilitated discussion with Claudio Grossman

Parallel Session 3C: Psychiatric Settings

Presentation by Tom Dalton; facilitated discussion with Oliver Lewis and Natalie Pierce

Parallel Session 3D: Asylum and Immigration

Presentation by David Manne; facilitated discussion with Ellen Hansen

3.00-3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30-4.30pm Plenary Session 4

ARC Research Outcomes to date

"Free to go" - Understanding what is Meant by Closed Environment in Disability Facilities: Patsie Frawley

Monitoring for Human Rights in Australian Closed Environments: Inez Dussuyer

4.30-6.00pm Conference Reception

Tuesday 21 February, 2012

9.00-11.10am Plenary Session 5

Applying Human Rights in Closed Environments: Practical Observations on Monitoring and Oversight

  • Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT), National Preventative Mechanisms and Australia: Richard Harding
  • Asylum and Immigration: President Catherine Branson
  • Mental Health and Prisons: John R Taylor
  • Disability Settings: Colleen Pearce

11.10-11.30 Morning tea

11.30-1.00pm Plenary Session 6

Changing Culture in Closed Environments: What Works?

  • Jem Stevens
  • Colin Allen

1.00-2.00pm Lunch

2.00-3.00pm Parallel Sessions 7

Exploration of Practical Observations and Culture Change

Parallel Session 7A: Prisons

Presentation by Astrid Birgden; facilitated discussion with Colin Allen and Richard Harding

Parallel Session 7B: Disability Settings

Presentation by Jeffrey Chan; facilitated discussion with Colleen Pearce

Parallel Session 7C: Psychiatric Settings

Presentation by Ruth Vine; facilitated discussion with John R Taylor

Parallel Session 7D: Asylum and Immigration

Presentation by Paris Aristotle; facilitated discussion with President Catherine Branson and Jem Stevens

3.00-3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30-4.30pm Plenary Session 8

ARC Research Outcomes to date

Human Rights and Respect in Prisons: Bronwyn Naylor

Implementing Human Rights in Immigration Detention: Tania Penovic

4.30-4.45pm Closing Comments
Bronwyn Naylor