|CWR Presents: : "Recent developments in Human Rights in Australia"
Australia unlike most other parts of the Western world does not have a national comprehensive Human Rights law. However, there have been some
recent developments in case law in Australia, based on a patchwork of Commonwealth and State statutes which indicate that there are at least some protections for internationally recognised fundamental human rights.
The reent decisions of the Hight Court relating to the so called 'Malaysia solution' for processing refugess will be discussed, along with a decision upholding the Victorian Charter of Human Rights. The recent decision of the Federal Court in relation to racial vilification of a group of 'white Aborigines' by the Herald & Weekly Times will be referred to, along with a racial vilification case involving the Sunday Times website yet to be decided, in discussing the limits of freedom of speech.
Greg McIntyre is a Barrister appointed Senior Counsel in 2002, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Notre Dame University and Chair of International Commission of Jurists (WA Branch).
He was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Law Award in 2009 for his work related to Indigenous Human Rights. He ran the seminal native title case: Mabo v Queensland and this semester has been teaching a course in Indigenous Peoples and the Law at UWA Law School.
Greg McIntyre,Senior Counsellor, John Toohey Chambers
Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, UWA
: 6488 7565
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:00
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:00
Askale Abebe <[email protected]>
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