A Human Rights Century: Commitment or continuing resistance?

Picture of two speakers from Int Human Rights Day 2013, Hilary CHarlesworth AM and Helen Watchirs OAM

A Human Rights Century: Commitment or continuing resistance?

You can still relive all the discussion from our International Human Rights Day Event on 10 December Thanks to all those who participated, organised and attended to make the event such a wonderful success. The panel included:

  • The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Former High Court Judge;
  • Dr Tom Calma AO, Deputy Chancellor, University of Canberra and former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner; and
  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM, Professor of International Law and Human Rights and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice, at the Regulatory Institutions Network ANU

The panel explored the human rights and social justice events that have taken place in the capital, both as a city-state and those linked to its role as the national capital. A podcast of the event is available on the Radio National Big Ideas website. You can also view the full version of the speech given by Hon Michael Kirby below. This International Human Rights Day celebration  was part of the Big Issues Big Talk Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the Australian Government, ACT Government and Principal Partner ActewAGL