The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs will present the Inaugural Annual Curtin University Human Rights Lecture.
The Inaugural Annual Curtin University Human Rights Lecture is an important new initiative of the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE). In 2016 Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will present this public lecture.
- Thursday 12 May 2016
- Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, 210.101. Curtin University, Bentley Campus
Professor Triggs will examine the current state of play of human rights in Australia. Australia enjoys limited constitutional or legislative protections of fundamental rights and freedoms, instead adopting a multi-faceted approach to human rights protection. In this state of play, education has a key role to play in a reimagining of an Australia where human rights are fully realised and enjoyed by all. It is an indispensable means of realising other human rights.
Professor Triggs will discuss the power of education in this reimagining. She will explore the approaches to human rights education taken by the Australian Human Rights Commission, including its work linked to the national school curriculum, in its public campaigns and in its work with the business sector.