North Korea, International Law and Political Reality with Michael Kirby
Thursday, 31 July 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Australian Human Rights Centre and the UNSW Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law
invite you to an address by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
North Korea, International Law and Political Reality
In January 2013, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, issued a strong call to the international community to put much more effort into tackling the “deplorable” human rights situation of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). A few months later, the UN Human Rights Council established a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the systematic and widespread human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The UN requested former Australian High Court Judge, Michael Kirby to chair the Commission of Inquiry. Earlier this year, the Commission released an unprecedented report documenting crimes against humanity committed in North Korea, the "gravity, scale and nature” of which revealed “a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world."
After speaking about the report around the world, Michael Kirby will examine the report and responses from the international community.
Professor Martin Krygier, UNSW Law Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory and Co-Director of the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, will offer concluding observations.
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Australian Human Rights Centre
The AHRCentre aims to promote public awareness and academic scholarship about domestic and international human rights standards, laws and procedures through research projects, education programs and publications. The Centre brings together practitioners, research fellows and student interns from Australia and internationally to research, teach and debate contemporary human rights issues. The Centre also publishes the Australian Journal of Human Rights and the Human Rights Defender and hosts a number of seminars and events each year.