IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017
8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017
Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2
Are bills of rights worthwhile?
Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)
IBA's Human Rights Institute
Australia is the only country in the Commonwealth of Nations, and one of the few countries in the world, without a Bill of Rights. A former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Harry Gibbs, once declared: 'If society is tolerant and rational, it does not need a Bill of Rights; if it is not, no Bill of Rights will preserve it'. Is this the case in present-day Australia? What is the experience in other countries? Join a debate on this issue with a distinguished panel.
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
|Hon Justice Edwin Cameron||Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Kevin Cocks AM AM||Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Michael Sexton QC||Solicitor General's Office, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Professor Gillian D Triggs||University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Professor George Williams||University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|