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2017 Red Cross Oration - Launceston

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Launceston, TAS 7250

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2017 Red Cross Oration

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Dr Alice Edwards

Head of Secretariat, Convention against Torture Initiative

About Alice Edwards

Dr Alice Edwards is the Head of Secretariat at the Convention against Torture Initiative. She has a proven track record of facilitating inter-State consultations and dialogue, in advising national constitutional and legislative processes, as well as strategy and policy development, most recently as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Chief of Protection Policy and Legal Advice, based in Geneva.

Dr Edwards has held academic appointments in law at the universities of Oxford and Nottingham, is widely published, and has worked in diverse countries as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (the latter with Amnesty International).

She holds degrees in Political Science and Law with Honours from the University of Tasmania (1995), a LL.M in Public International Law awarded with Distinction (first class) from the University of Nottingham (2003), a Diploma in International and Comparative Human Rights Law from the Institut International des Droits de l'Homme in Strasbourg (2005), and a PhD in Public International Law from the Australian National University.

Dr Edwards is a past recipient of an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship of the American Society of International Law and winner of the 2008 Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship in the Human Rights of Women.

Dr Edwards has also taught at the University of Tasmania, the Australian National University, and the University of Tulsa Study Abroad Program in London; and has guest lectured at the universities of Westminster and Roehampton. She was Book Reviews Editor for the European Human Rights Law Review (2010-11) and is a General Editor of the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies. She is also on the board of the International Detention Coalition.

About the Red Cross Oration

The Red Cross Oration springs from a collaboration between the University of Tasmania and Australian Red Cross. The organisations have joined together to present an annual oration. The purpose is to contribute to the advancement of public understanding and interdisciplinary dialogue concerning issues of human significance in the contemporary world. The Oration is presented by an internationally renowned speaker and has the primary purpose of introducing to the wider community issues that connect broadly with the values and principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

While the speaker may come from any discipline, the focus of the Oration is on an important contemporary issue that has a distinctly human meaning and significance whether related, for instance, to some aspect of human distress or suffering, human dignity or respect, or human understanding and human engagement.

Presented in partnership with Australian Red Cross.

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