Alice Tay Lecture on Law and Human Rights: Professor Rosalind Croucher on 'Rights-Mindedness'

Professor Rosalind Croucher
Professor Rosalind Croucher

The Freilich Foundation is pleased to invite you to this year's Alice Tay Lecture in Law and Human Rights.

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will be presenting on:

‘Rights-mindedness’ — making human rights real in public service and community understanding 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


A key function of the Australian Human Rights Commission is to promote an understanding of and acceptance, and the public discussion, of human rights in Australia. This presentation explores the embedding of human rights understanding in thinking about policy across the public service and the community. It considers institutional mechanisms, such as the parliamentary scrutiny mechanisms, and initiatives grounded in community education led by the Commission. The presentation uses the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as an opportunity for reflection on understandings of human rights in Australia today.

Lecturer biography:

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM is President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Rosalind commenced her seven-year term as Commission President on 30 July 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Rosalind was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (2009–2017) and Commissioner (2006–2009), where she led a number of significant law reform inquiries, including on Client Legal Privilege, Secrecy Laws, Family Violence, Discovery, Age Barriers to Work, Disability Laws, Encroachment on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws and Elder Abuse. As President she also oversaw inquiries such as Native Title, Copyright and Serious Invasions of Privacy.

Rosalind had a distinguished career in legal education prior to 2007, with 25 years in university teaching and management. 

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please RSVP, if possible, to assist with catering arrangements.

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