Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
Human Rights, Equality and Fundamental Freedoms: What Difference does a Human Rights Act Make?
11 December 2008
On 11 December 2008, the Commission presented the fifth of its seminar series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, entitled ‘Human Rights, Equality and Fundamental Freedoms: What Difference does a Human Rights Act Make?’. The seminar was chaired by Graeme Innes AM, Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner and featured two distinguished speakers:
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, pre-eminent human rights jurist and former Senior Law Lord of the House of Lords, the highest judicial office in the United Kingdom. Lord Bingham's influential rulings under UK and European human rights law have been significant to the promotion and protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.
Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Law. Professor Kinley provided a response to the presentation of Lord Bingham.
Speeches and Audio
- The text of Professor Kinley's address is available here: Professor David Kinley
Audio of speech,