The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is organising a forum to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
The half day forum will examine how Australia’s and New Zealand’s war experience shaped the development of the contemporary world order, in particular the international human rights framework. It will also look at how 20th century conflicts framed our nations thinking about rights and freedoms.
Confirmed speakers include:
• The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists. Former member of UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the UN Human Rights Committee
• Lieutenant General David Morrison AO Chief of Army, Australian Army
• Dr Damian Powell Principal, Janet Clarke Hall and Senior Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
• David Rutherford Chief Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of New Zealand
• Robert Tickner Chief Executive Officer, Australian Red Cross
Facilitated by Professor Joan Beaumont, Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, School of International Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Date: Thursday 1 May 2014 Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm, followed by a light lunch. Cost: FREE Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission, L3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 RSVP:To register click here
On Wednesday 30 April, Professor David Kinley will explain why we need a right to freedom from corruption. In this RightsTalk, Professor Kinley will argue that global corruption has reached staggering proportions, with illicit money flowing out of developing countries over the past decade calculated to be US$8.44 trillion. As a result, governments are compromised, the law perverted, and human rights trampled.
But rather than be a victim of this global "plague" (as Kofi Annan called it), can human rights contribute to its cure? Professor Kinley says it can, by way of the creation of a new, free-standing human right in international law - a "right to freedom from corruption".
Date: Wednesday 30 April Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Cost: Free Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney. More details and registration
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