Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Melbourne: Forum: Charter of Human Rights

20 September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday 20th September @6pm 
RMIT Swanston St Melbourne
Hugh de Krester – Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre
“Why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights”

RMIT welcomes Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre to deliver the 2018 Higinbotham Lecture.

Mr de Kretser will present what promises to be a significant contribution to human rights debate, outlining why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights.

Human rights belong to every single one of us. They embody values like freedom, respect, equality and dignity. Respect for human rights helps keep societies fair, just and equal.

Yet 70 years after the international community adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are still not properly protected in Australian law. Australia is the only western democratic nation without a national charter of human rights or bill of rights.

In the 2018 Higinbotham Lecture, Hugh de Kretser will argue it’s time to change this.

Time: 5.45pm for a 6pm start
Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

If you have any questions please email 

RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham 1826-1892 through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society.



RMIT Graduate School of Business & Law


Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 5 – City campus
336–348 Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
+ Google Map