Human Rights Week panel discussion: Promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights worldwide

The Human Rights Law Centre, together with the United Nations Information Centre Canberra, invite you to join them for morning tea in Melbourne for a global discussion to celebrate Human Rights Week, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly.

The event will feature special guest Charles Radcliffe, the UN’s Head of Global Issues, and will focus on the UN’s new ‘Free and Equal’ campaign, a global public education initiative to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality.

This year’s celebration also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration on Human Rights, which led to the establishment of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The discussion will also be an opportunity to hear about the High Court's imminent decision on the ACT's Marriage Equality legislation. The HRLC, together with Allens, represented Australian Marriage Equality in the case.

The speakers will be:

Charles Radcliffe, Head of Global Issues, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (via video link from New York)

Paula Gerber, Associate Professor at Monash Law School and Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Anna Brown, Director of Advocacy and Strategic Litigation, Human Rights Law Centre and spokesperson for the ‘No to Homophobia’ campaign

 

10.30am – 11:30am, Friday, 13 December 2013
Allens, Level 37, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
Morning tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to events@hrlc.org.au by 5.00pm Wednesday, 11 December.

 

Further information about the ‘Free and Equal’ campaign is available at www.unfe.org
Further information about the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration on Human Rights is available at http://at20.ohchr.org/
Further information about the ‘No to Homophobia’ campaign is available at www.notohomophobia.com.au