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Breaking the Logjam: LGBTI Human Rights in Australia and Asia, The Pacific and Indian Ocean

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Michael Donald Kirby AC CMG was Australia’s longest serving judge from 1996 to 2009. In addition to his judicial duties, he served on three university governing bodies and was Chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney from 1984-1993.

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Join the Centre for Human Rights Education for a special public lecture with The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG.

Friday 27 March 2015
6:00 pm
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213.104, Curtin University, Bentley
Free, RSVP essential by Monday 23 March 2015 to 08 92662563 or

Michael Kirby also served on many national and international bodies, including being a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Commission on AIDS (1988-1992); President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (1995-1998); UN Special Representative Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-1996); member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1995-2005); member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group and member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights.

In 2010, he was awarded the Gruber Justice Prize. Between 2010 and 2012, he served on the UNDP Global Commission of HIV and the Law. In 2013, he was appointed a Commissioner of the UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health. Later in 2013 he was appointed by the President of the UN Human Rights Council, pursuant to a resolution of the Council, to head the Commission of Inquiry on Alleged Human Rights Violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.