Human Rights under the Microscope: Reflections on Parliamentary Scrutiny
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights was established in 2012 to systematically scrutinise all federal bills against 7 of the core international human rights treaties Australia has ratified. This seminar will offer both legal and political reflections on how this process of scrutinising human rights has fared in its first three years.
Speaker: Professor Andrew Byrnes, UNSW law school, former external legal adviser of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights
Commentator: Senator Penny Wright, Australian Greens, member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
Chair: Dr Laura Grenfell, Adelaide Law School
Date: Thursday 11 December 2014
Venue: Law Society, Level 10, 178 North Terrace