The Human Rights and Family Violence Forum will be co-hosted by the Victorian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Domestic and family violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in Australia and worldwide. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women has recognised that domestic and family violence violates a range of human rights including the rights to life, not to be subject to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, liberty and security of the person, and the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health.
The forum will feature addresses by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Dr Eric Kwa, Secretary General of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea. The Hon. Philip Cummins AM, Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, will chair the forum. We encourage attendance from anyone with an interest in the issue of family violence and human rights.
This event is open to legal, human rights and family violence professionals generally, and we also encourage attendance by students and members of the public interested in this issue.