RMIT celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham (1826 – 1892) through an annual public lecture.
The lecture explores topical legal issues and, in particular, the interaction between the law and society.
The guiding principle of the Higinbotham Lecture series is enhancing our understanding of the law and the role of legal and political innovation in helping create a more just society.
This year, RMIT welcomes Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, who will explore the topic “Human Rights in Australia: Parliamentary democracy or plebiscite?”
The lecture will be introduced by Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner.
What: George Higinbotham Annual Lecture
When: Thursday 31 August, 5.30pm – 8pm
Where: RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 2, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne
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