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									                                     What difference can a
                                     Human Rights Charter make?

                                     Lord Robert Walker

                                     In this lecture, Lord Robert Walker will reflect on his experience
                                     ‘judging’ human rights under the UK Human Rights Act to consider
                                     the difference that a Charter of Human Rights can make for Victoria.

                                     The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities is modeled
                                     closely on the UK’s Human Rights Act, and outlines that decisions of
                                     overseas human rights bodies may be relevant to interpreting Victorian
                                     law. This lecture is sure to be of great interest and value to lawyers,
                                     public servants and those with an interest in human rights.

                                     Lord Walker was educated at Downside and Trinity College, Cambridge.
                                     He read classics and law, graduated in 1959, and then spent two years
                                     in the Royal Artillery. From 1961 to 1994 he practised at the Chancery
                                     Bar, including in the area of human rights. Lord Walker was appointed
                                     Queen’s Counsel in 1982, as a High Court Judge in 1994 and as a
                                     Lord Justice of Appeal in 1997. He has been a Law Lord since 2002.

                                     In 2006, Lord Walker was made an Honorary Fellow of Trinity
                                     College Cambridge.

                                     Time and Date                                 Venue
                                     12.30 – 2.00pm                                Mallesons Stephen Jaques
                                     Wednesday, 15 August 2007                     Level 50
                                                                                   Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St
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