Equality Talks: Part 1 - First principles
If human rights are about the relationship between government and the people it serves, then the COVID-19 pandemic raised a multitude of questions and tensions around issues of democratic accountability and participation, policing and justice, and navigating the balance between rights and restrictions. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of these issues, as we explore the lessons of the past year and the ways our human rights frameworks can help get the balance right.
About this event
First principles was delivered on 3 December 2020 as part of Human Rights Week 2020. In this webinar five speakers delivered short talks on the ways our human rights frameworks can help get the balance right between rights and responsibilities, and support a robust democracy.
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Deputy Director of the Melbourne School of Government
Community organiser and strategist
Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police
CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Assoc. Director, Research, Innovation & Reform, Centre for Innovative Justice
First principles was facilitated by Emily Howie, Head of Legal and Dispute Resolution, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Equality talks is the Commission’s event series that focuses on understanding and applying equal opportunity and human rights principles in our everyday lives.