Thursday, April 24, 2014

Human Rights group on WW1

A right to freedom from corruption? When corruption has apparently been facilitated by Human Rights groups?

Australian Human Rights Commission
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23 Apr 2014

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Invite: The ANZAC spirit and human rights, and upcoming RightsTalks

War and Peace: The ANZAC spirit and human rights 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
Australian Human Rights Commission, L3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
RSVP: To register click here

Contact us: (02) 9284 9779,


Other events at the Commission


RightsTalk is a series of discussions on topical human rights issues, open to the public. Register now for these free talks:

A New Right to Freedom from Corruption

Wednesday 30 April 2014
Description: David KinleyOn 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

Upcoming RightsTalks

For any questions on the talks or help in registering, contact us on (02) 9284 9779, or .
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