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‘Vulnerability and the Law’ - UNSW

27 September 2018 University of New South Wales Law Journal Launch of Thematic Issue on ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ Vol 41(3) 2018 * Check against delivery Acknowledgments I pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and to their elders past and present—as well as to emerging leaders...

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Hotung Fellowship Public Lecture 2016

Check against deliveryHuman rights across the Tasman: a widening gulfI am honoured to have been invited to give this lecture at the Law School of the University of Canterbury, funded by the generosity of the Sir Eric Hotung Fellowship. While I had settled the subject matter of this lecture, I...

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Access to Justice

Check against deliveryAccess to justiceYour Honours, distinguished guests:I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurrindjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay my respects to their elders, especially to those elders present today.May also thank our host the Hon Justice Mordy Bromberg...

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President reports on KA, KB, KC and KD v Commonwealth (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Social Services, Attorney-General’s Department) [2014] AusHRC 80

Four Aboriginal men with intellectual and cognitive disabilities were held for years in a maximum security prison in the Northern Territory despite being found unfit to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. If two of these men had been found guilty they would have received a sentence of...

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President reports on PJ v AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited [2014] AusHRC 89

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has found that AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited (AMPFP) discriminated against Mr PJ on the basis of his criminal record. Mr PJ had applied to AMPFP to be appointed as an authorised representative under its financial...

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