Presenter: Gillian Triggs
Presentation Title: Keynote presentation by Gillian Triggs, “Strengthening health and wellbeing: The role of human rights”
Program schedule: Thursday 13 August 2015 at 13:00
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, taking up her appointment by the Commonwealth Attorney-General in 2012. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law. She has been a consultant on International Law to Mallesons Stephen Jaques, a Board Member of the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH), the Australian representative on the Council of Jurists for the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions, Chair of the Board of the Australian International Health Institute, a member of the Attorney General’s International Legal Service Advisory Council and Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans.
Professor Triggs is married to Alan Brown AM, a former Australian diplomat, and has two children. She lives in Sydney.