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Annual Human Rights Lecture by Hon. Michael Kirby AC

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Curtin University, through the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE), is proud to present: “Where to now? The Future of LGBTIQ+ Human Rights”, delivered by international jurist, educator and former judge, The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG.

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The Curtin Annual Human Rights Lecture, established in 2016, is a key initiative of the CHRE. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Professor Gillian Triggs, Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. In 2017 broadcaster and academic, Waleed Aly became the second guest to deliver the lecture.

Friday 28 September 2018
5.00 pm for 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Building 210, Curtin University, Bentley

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About Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Michael Kirby is an international jurist, educator and former judge.  He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands (1995-96) and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).

In 1990 he was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal and in 1998 he was named Laureate of the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education. In 2010 he was named co-winner of the Gruber Justice Prize and in 2011 received the inaugural Australian Privacy Medal.  The honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of the University have been conferred on him by universities in Australia and overseas. He is the Patron of the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education.