LRSJ Careers Seminar: Promoting Human Rights with the Law

ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) will be holding a light lunch for students to meet and chat with Professor Hilary Charlesworth, one of the world’s leading advocates for international human rights standards.

Professor Hilary Charlesworth will talk about her career path and share her thoughts on using the law as a tool to advocate for human rights.

This seminar is open to all current ANU Law and RegNet students. Attendance is free but spaces are limited – register now!

This seminar is part of the LRSJ Justice Careers project that runs regular seminars with practitioners and advocates in the field to talk about careers.

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22 Oct 2019


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Phillipa Weeks Staff Library
ANU College of Law, Building 7, Room 7.4.1., 6 Fellows Road, Acton


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  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth
    Professor Hilary Charlesworth
    Laureate Professor - Melbourne Law School

    Professor Hilary Charlesworth was educated at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School. She is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University (ANU). She has held visiting appointments at United States and European universities. She held an ARC Federation Fellowship (2005-2010) and an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2010-2015).

    She was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (1997-2001). She is on the editorial boards of a number of international law journals and served as Co-Editor of the Australian Yearbook of International Law from 1996-2006 and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law 1999-2009. She was joint winner of the American Society of International Law’s 2006 Goler T Butcher Medal in recognition of ‘outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law’. She was elected to the Institut de Droit International in 2011.

    She has worked with various non-governmental human rights organisations on ways to implement international human rights standards and was chair of the Australian Capital Territory government’s inquiry into an ACT bill of rights, which led to the adoption of the ACT Human Rights Act 2004. She was appointed judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in 2011 for the Whaling in the Antarctic case.