AACL Victorian Seminar Series 2012: The Significance of The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) ACT 2011 (CTH)

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 17:30

This paper focuses on the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) and its possible consequences for judicial (rights) interpretation at common law, in particular the principle of legality and the principle that legislation should be construed to be consistent with international law. In the aftermath of Momcilovic, the paper considers more generally how rights are best protected in Australia's constitutional system.


Speakers: Associate Professor Dan Meagher (Associate Professor, Deakin University)

Commentators: Ms Catherine Dixon (Special Counsel, Victorian Government Solicitor‰Ûªs Office) and Dr Charles Parkinson (Victorian Bar)

Chair: Professor Cheryl Saunders AO

Venue: Court 1, Level 8, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts

Address: 305 Williams Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

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