Watch or listen to Gillian Triggs speak about Australia’s human rights record and the UPR

 

On Thursday, 26 November 2015, Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs spoke to a capacity crowd about Australia’s human rights record and the global dialogue between governments at the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In this video recording of the seminar, President Triggs reflects on the UPR process and how it can be utilised to better promote the realisation of human rights in Australia.

You can watch or listen to the full seminar, including the Q & A session, by clicking here. 

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, with a five year appointment. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former barrister and a Governor of the College of Law.
 
Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.
 
Professor Triggs is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law, Contemporary Principles and Practices (2nd Ed, 2011).