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Why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights: Hugh de Kretser to deliver the RMIT University 2018 Higinbotham Lecture

  • Storey Hall, RMIT University 336–348 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

RMIT welcomes Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre to present the 2018 Higinbotham Lecture.

Mr de Kretser will deliver what promises to be a significant contribution to human rights debate, outlining why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights.

Human rights belong to every single one of us. They embody values like freedom, respect, equality and dignity. Respect for human rights helps keep societies fair, just and equal.

Yet 70 years after the international community adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are still not properly protected in Australian law. Australia is the only western democratic nation without a national charter of human rights or bill of rights.

It’s time to change this.

Thursday 20 September, 2018
5.30 for 6pm start
Refreshments will be served after the lecture at around 7pm
Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 5 City campus
336-348 Swanston Street ( Map)
Free public lecture – registration essential

If you have any questions please email or phone 03 9925 0126

RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham 1826-1892 through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society.