RMIT welcomes Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre to present the 2018 Higinbotham Lecture.
Mr de Kretser will deliver what promises to be a significant contribution to human rights debate, outlining why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights.
Human rights belong to every single one of us. They embody values like freedom, respect, equality and dignity. Respect for human rights helps keep societies fair, just and equal.
Yet 70 years after the international community adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are still not properly protected in Australian law. Australia is the only western democratic nation without a national charter of human rights or bill of rights.
It's time to change this.
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About the Higinbotham lectures
RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham 1826-1892 through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society.