Human Rights and Family Violence Forum
Friday, 4 March 2016 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEDT)
The Human Rights and Family Violence Forum will be co-hosted by the Victorian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Domestic and family violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in Australia and worldwide. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women has recognised that domestic and family violence violates a range of human rights including the rights to life, not to be subject to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, liberty and security of the person, and the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health.
The forum will feature addresses by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Dr Eric Kwa, Secretary General of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea. The Hon. Philip Cummins AM, Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, will chair the forum. We encourage attendance from anyone with an interest in the issue of family violence and human rights.
This event is open to legal, human rights and family violence professionals generally, and we also encourage attendance by students and members of the public interested in this issue.
**Continuing Professional Development (CPD): This professional development activity has been designed to meet the CPD needs of lawyers. If this session does meet your CPD needs according to the LIV CPD Rules 2008 (available at www.liv.asn.au) or the Victorian Bar’s Compulsory CPD Rules 2011 (available at www.vicbar.com.au), you may claim 1 CPD unit for each hour of attendance (breaks not included).
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When & Where
Victorian Law Reform Commission & Australian Human Rights Commission
Victorian Law Reform Commission
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is an independent, government-funded organisation that develops, reviews and recommends reform of Victoria’s state laws.
The Commission’s major responsibility is to research issues the Attorney-General refers to it, but it also has the power to recommend minor changes to the law without a reference.
The Commission is established under the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 as a central agency for developing law reform in Victoria.
To contact the Victorian Law Reform Commission regarding the forum, please email email@example.com
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australia Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation established in 1986, which aims to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.
Amongst other activities the Commission resolves complaints of discrimination or breaches of human rights under federal laws, holds public inquiries into human rights issues of national importance and provides advice and submissions to parliaments and governments to develop laws, policies and programs.
The Commission reports to federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.