Human Rights and Business: Why human rights matter to successful businesses
2013 The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law / King & Wood Mallesons Annual Lecture
Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Friday 22 November 2013
Held at Telstra Theatrette, 242 Conference Centre, Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
The 2013 Castan Centre / King & Wood Mallesons Annual Lecture was presented by the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs. This lecture focussed on the increasingly important issue of business and human rights. Check out these photos from the lecture on our Facebook page.
Professor Triggs has been the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2012. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007 to 2012, and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005 to 2007. She is a former barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law, and has held numerous other high profile positions over the years. Professor Triggs has been a vocal supporter of the value of education as a human right, the responsibility of the Australian business community to recognise and realise human rights, the importance of ending mandatory detention and the impartiality of the Australian Human Rights Commission.