The Changing Human Rights Landscape (Castan Centre 2009)

Venue: The State Library of Victoria

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 17, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 14, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2009
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2009 Castan Centre Conference Program
8.45 am - 9.15 am: Registration

9.15 am - 10.30 am: Session 1 - A National Consultation on Human Rights
The Hon Robert McClelland, Federal Attorney General
'Promotion and Protection of Human Rights'

11.00 am - 12.15 pm: Session 2 - A Health Check on the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

Mr Alistair Pound, Barrister and co-author of 'An Annotated Guide to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities'.
'The Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities so far: a lawyer's perspective'

The Hon Justice Chris Maxwell, President, Court of Appeal
'The Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities so far: a judge's perspective'

1.15 pm - 2.30 pm: Session 3 - Australian Re-engagement with International Law

The Hon Robert Hill, Former Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
'Howard to Rudd: Australia's record of international engagement'

Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Director, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University
'Assessing Australia on the world stage'

3.00 pm - 4.15 pm: Session 4 - International Law Update

Professor Chris Sidoti, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Visiting Professor Griffith University, Visiting Professor, University of Western Sydney
'The UN Human Rights Council - The story so far'

Professor Sarah Joseph, Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
'International human rights cases 2008-2009'


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Additional Information

Registration (Full) AUD140 to 1 June 2009 Registration (Full) AUD180 from 2 June 2009 Non-government organisations AUD90 (Multiple $75 minimum 2) Full time students AUD30