Human rights under the Charter: The development of human rights law in Victoria

The Human Rights Law Centre is supporting the first international conference to present a thorough judicial and academic analysis of Victoria's human rights jurisprudence produced under the Victorian Human Rights Charter.

A host of distinguished domestic and international speakers, including Lord David Neuberger and Sir Anthony Mason, will consider the following:

  • The interpretive techniques employed by the judiciary under the Charter;
  • The role of proportionality under the Charter, particularly with respect to the human rights obligations of public authorities;
  • The impact of Charter jurisprudence on specific practice areas and groups such as criminal law, children and discrimination and equal opportunity law;
  • A comparative analysis of the role of judges in human rights jurisprudence; and
  • The contribution of Victorian human rights jurisprudence to the future direction of human rights law.

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