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Melbourne: Public Forum: Australia at ICC

7 December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Can the ICC prosecute Australia’s leaders for crimes against humanity?

Treatment of asylum seekers and refugees – can the International Criminal Court prosecute Australia’s leaders for crimes against humanity?

How has Australia ended up here? A modern and democratic country – and early signatory to the UN Refugee Convention – is now referred to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Members of the panel will talk about their submissions to the ICC, and will examine why has happened.

The five submissions made to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding Australia’s treatment of refugees and Asylum Seekers in Offshore detention centres can be viewed at: https://australianrefugeeactionnetwork.wordpress.com/resources/

Join us for a forum to know more about this international legal tool and how – as civil society – we can be part of a concerted effort to end this human tragedy.


Mohammad Ali Baqiri, Refugee advocate formerly detained on Nauru

Tracie Alymer, Human rights advocate, and submitter to the ICC

Julian Burnside QC and Human rights advocate and submitter to the ICC

Professor Gillian Triggs, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow University of Melbourne and formerly president of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Moderator : Martin McKenzie Murray, Journalist and Chief Correspondent for The Saturday Paper (TBC)


7 December 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Refugee Advocacy Network
The Arts, Labor & Working Life RMIT Collective


RMIT University, City Campus Building 80, Level 2, Lecture Theatre 2
445 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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