The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is proud to host
Proportionality in Rights Adjudication: Approaches to Balancing Competing Interests in Australia and Germany
In her judgments and extra curial writings Justice Kiefel has discussed the development of a proportionality test in Australian constitutional law by reference to its origins in German and European law. This seminar explores the status of proportionality in constitutional rights adjudication in Australia and Germany and considers whether the German approach could inform the development of a more consistent and structured principle in Australian law.
Chief Justice Chris Kourakis
Sarah is a Senior Policy Lawyer at the Law Council of Australia. She is part of the Law Council’s Human Rights and Criminal Law Division, and her work includes monitoring Australia’s compliance with international human rights law. Her Masters thesis considered the proportionality principle in Australian and Germany.
Cornelia Koch is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. Her major research interests are in Comparative Constitutional Law and Rights Adjudication. Her PhD research examines the Australian and European Union approaches to the constitutional protection of unwritten rights.
5.30-7pm, Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Venue: Moot Court, Adelaide Law School, Ligertwood Building, North Terrace
Members and non-members welcome. GDLP students will receive credit for attendance towards GDLP requirements (subject to application to the Law Society). Attendance at this seminar may be recognised for MCPD purposes and an attendance sheet will be provided.
RSVP by Friday 22 February to Mike Wait by email (Wait.Michael@agd.sa.gov.au)