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Human Rights Sub-Committee

The Human Rights Sub-Committee is part of the Administrative Law & Human Rights Section and reports to the Section's Executive Committee.

The Human Rights Committee is made up of members who have an interest in the advancement of human rights law in Victoria. The Committee hosts human rights themed presentations at the LIV, reviews and draws comment on relevant legislation where appropriate and makes submissions on human rights issues. The Committee also monitors developments under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and charter of rights issues around Australia and the world.

Due to the richness of experience of the membership of the Committee, there are also ongoing opportunities for members to influence or assist with each other's human rights based professional work. The Committee seeks to liaise with other stakeholder organisations to formulate opportunities for co-presentations or symposia on human rights issues. It also initiates continuing legal education seminars, events and publications on human rights matters.

The Committee meets six times a year.

Chair: Jacinta Lewin

How to Join

To apply to join this Committee, please email or call 03 9607 9445 with your resume (please redact any information you don't want other committee members to read, eg contact details) and a brief statement of why you seek to join, and how you could assist, the committee.

Your resume and statement will then be circulated to the existing committee members who then vote on all new applications. You will be advised of the outcome of the vote and, if successful, be sent details of the meetings.

To be eligible to apply to join the Committee, you need to be an LIV member and a member of the Section. If you are an LIV member you can join the Section by simply updating your member profile. If you would like to get involved and are not an LIV member, you can join the LIV to contribute to submissions, present your ideas for new or existing initiatives/projects and take the opportunity to connect with your peers.

For more information, email or call 03 9607 9445.