Celebration of 10 years of The Human Rights Act 2004

Canfan 1 July 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will today discuss the development of human rights in the ACT as part of a celebration of 10 years of the Human Rights Act 2004.

The “Ten Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue” conference will be held in the Hedley Bull Building at the ANU. Mr Corbell will speak about the legislature and the Human Rights Act and the development of human rights in the ACT over the past 10 years and into the future.

The conference is a collaboration between the ACT Human Rights Commission and the Australian National University to mark the first decade of the operation of Australia’s first Human Rights Act.

The ACT’s Human Rights Act was the first human rights legislation in Australia to enshrine the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Australian domestic law and continues to provide a framework for the practical application and relevance of the human rights dialogue to shape policy and ensure the ACT is a safe, peaceful and inclusive community.

Other speakers at the Conference include:

  • Chief Justice Helen Murrell
  • Former chief minister Jon Stanhope
  • Former Law Society president Noor Blumer
  • Human rights academics – Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Andrew Byrnes and Simon Rice

What: 10 Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue conference
When: Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Time: 11.30am – noon (the conference runs from 9.30am to 5.15pm)
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Building, ANU

(Simon Corbell Media Release)

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