Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
With expanding powers, will Australia continue to meet its obligations under human rights law?
At our next Monday Club luncheon on 3 November, we are honoured to have as our guest speaker, the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs. Professor Triggs will discuss the consequences of the contemporary and unprecedented expansion of executive power in Australia's legal responses to terrorism, bikies and asylum seekers.
Combining her career as an international commercial lawyer with academic law, Professor Triggs 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 with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law.
Gillian Triggs was appointed President of the Human Rights Commission in 2012. Her long-standing commitment to legal education builds upon the Commission's efforts to inform Australians, especially children, about their fundamental human rights.
Time: 12 Noon
Date: Monday 3 November, 2014
Venue: Union Club, Bent and Phillip Streets, Sydney
RSVP: 27 October 2014