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Australia's Asylum Seeker Policies: International Law and the Human Rights Commission

11th November 2015

Time: 18:30-20:00 (registration from 18:00)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The Australian Human Rights Commission recently produced a report on the various policies of Australian governments concerning those seeking protection as refugees, especially considering the effect on children. The protection of refugees is governed by international law. This talk by the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will provide an insight into the report and the broader implications of Australia's actions in regard to international law.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Speaker:

  • Professor Gillian Triggs (President, Australian Human Rights Commission)

Introductions:

  • Professor Robert McCorquodale (Director BIICL)
  • Anne Bodley (Convenor, Law Council of Australia London Chapter)

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Australian Human Rights Commission President - Professor Gillian Triggs

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, with a five year appointment. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister and a Governor of the College of Law.

Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.

Professor Triggs is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law, Contemporary Principles and Practices (2nd Ed, 2011).

This event is jointly organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society and the Law Council of Australia (London Chapter).

Pricing and Registration

BIICL/AALS/Law Council members:

  • Individual - £25
  • Full-time Academic - £15
  • Full-time Student - £10

Non-members:

  • Individual - £40
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

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