RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and chief justice George Higinbotham, through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society. The guiding principal for the series is enhancing our understanding of the law and the role of legal and political innovation in helping create a more just society.

Hon Catherine Branson will present the 2014 Higinbotham Lecture on the topic:
’Irregular Immigration - Is Australia disregarding its international obligations?’

Hon Catherine Branson, Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Hon Catherine Branson QC is a graduate of the University of Adelaide in both Arts and Law. She is a former Crown Solicitor of South Australia and CEO of the Attorney-General's Department. She served for more than 14 years as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and for 4 years as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Adelaide in 2011, a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Flinders University in 2012, and a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Macquarie University in 2014

Free Event, RSVP Essential: http://www.rmit.edu.au/events/higinbotham2014

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