Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs (LLB 1967, PhD 1983) has been appointed a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Professor Triggs is based at Melbourne Law School.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Professor Triggs served as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 until July 2017. Prior to that she held a number of significant positions, including Dean of the Faculty of Law and the Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney, Director of the British Institution of International and Comparative Law and as a Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne.
Announcing her appointment in August, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Davis said Professor Triggs' presence would be a real asset to the University.
“Gillian Triggs has made a mark over a long career as a distinguished academic in international and human rights law, and most recently in her five years as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission,” Professor Davis said.
Fellows are appointed in recognition of their achievements and ability to make a distinctive contribution to the life of the University.
Banner image: Professor Gillian Triggs has been appointed a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
This article originally appeared in MLS News, Issue 18, November 2017