Lecture Title: International Human Rights and Australian Exceptionalism
Presented by Professor Gillian Triggs
The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason's retirement as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason's outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the common law of Australia, as well as offering the opportunity for students of the Law School to meet and hear those who have helped to shape the law as we study it. It provides a substantial contribution to legal debate within the Melbourne Law School, as well as inspiration and insight to students.
Professor Gillian Triggs is the current President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, Professor Triggs graduated from the University of Melbourne Law School in 1968 and was awarded her PhD in 1982. She has combined a distinguished academic career with prolific international legal practice and has worked with governments and international organisations on human rights laws.