Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UNSW Forum: Does Australia Need a Human Rights Act

Amnesty International UNSW will be hosting an open community forum on the National Human Rights Consultation.

We have gathered an exciting group of speakers to discuss the state of human rights in Australia -- from the experience of refugees and asylum seekers, to the effects of the anti-terrorism laws. This promises to be a lively discussion canvassing all the arguments surrounding whether Australia needs a Human Rights Act.

A moderated panel featuring:

  • Malcom Fraser (former Prime Minister of Australia)
  • Stephen Keim (Barrister for Dr Mohamed Haneef)
  • Keith Mason (Former President of the NSW Court of Appeal)
  • Andrew Lynch (Director of the Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law)
  • Edward Santow (Director of the Charter of Human Rights Project at the Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW)

For more information check out the UNSW website:

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