What difference can a Human Rights Charter make? with 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 Melbourne Lord Robert Walker Registration Cost: $20 / $10 concession Includes lunch Supported by: RSVP by 8 August 2007 Use attached Booking Form All proceeds go to the Human Rights Law Resource Centre (turn over for registration form) To reserve your tickets, please complete and return this form to: Human Rights Law Resource Centre Level 1, 550 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 or DX 38227 - Facsimile: (03) 9225 6686 - Email: email@example.com Name and Organisation: Phone: Email: Number of tickets required @ $20 @ $10 What difference Payment: can a Human Rights cheque for $ payable to: Human Rights Law Resource Centre Charter make? Direct debit of $ paid to: Human Rights Law Resource Centre BSB: 06 3009 Acc No.: 1040 6717 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Please quote attendee’s name when making deposit Credit card Date Wednesday, 15 August 2007 holder’s name: Time 12.30 – 2.00pm. Card number: Venue Mallesons Stephen Jaques Level 50 Bourke Place, Expiry date: 600 Bourke St. Melbourne Amount: $ Cost $20 (GST inclusive) general public VISA, Mastercard or Bankcard only $10 (GST inclusive) full-time students & concession card holders Human Rights Law Resources Centre Ltd ABN: 31 117 719 267 This document will be a tax invoice for GST when you make a payment. Please retain a copy for your records.