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NSW Upcoming Events and Planning Day

Dear Members,

The NSW meet up went well. Thanks to those who responded and to those who came. Some great ideas came out of the meet up and we plan to take them to the national ALHR planning day this weekend.

Last year, the meeting was in Canberra. This year it will be held this Saturday, 30 April 2011, in Melbourne.

If you would like to attend, and we encourage you to, please get in touch with the Victorian convenors Mandy and Lily at and, if you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like the meeting to consider, please get in touch with Natasha Case on

Some upcoming events in NSW:
ACCEL seminar series 2011

27 April 2011

The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) presents its inaugural annual seminar series covering key areas in climate and environmental law.

The seven-week seminar series will be presented by members of ACCEL, who will share their expertise in key areas of environmental law, including climate change, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity and water. The series is intended to provide an overview of recent developments in these areas to allow participants to stay up to date in this rapidly changing field.

For more information go here:

Seminar: Death, property and the problem of posthumous harm

Who: Dr Christopher Birch SC, Sydney Law School
When: 5.30-7.30pm, Thursday 5 May
Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Cost: Free - Registration Essential
For more info and to register go here:

The Comprehensive Law Movement and Redefining the Role of a Lawyer: Law as a Healing Profession
Professor Susan Daicoff

Date: 11 May 2011
Time: 12:45 - 14:00
Location: UTS City - Haymarket CM05B Level 3, Room 318
Audience: All Welcome
Cost: Free, light lunch provided
For more information go here:

Launch of The Justice Campaign: Supporting human rights, transparency and fairness for David Hicks

Speakers: Brandon Neely, a former Guantanamo Bay guard is filming something for the event- and Katie Wood from Amnesy International.
When: 11am, Friday 13th May
Where: Law Foyer- Sydney University hosted by the Sydney Centre for International Law, New Law School Building F10, Eastern Ave, Camperdown

Please RSVP to Aloysia by the 6th May or 040 749 2401.

The future of private international law in Australia

Date: 16 May 2011
Time: 5.30pm. Seminar: 6-7.30pm
Who: Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton, Dr Andrew Bell, Andrew Dickinson, and Thomas John.
Registration: Full fee: $88 inc GST, Sydney Law School alumni: $70.40 inc GST, Full time academic: $66 inc GST, Full time student: $44 inc GST
Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

For more info go here:

Constitutional reform in the twenty-first century

When: Thursday May 19
Speakers: The Hon Bob Carr, former Premier of New South Wales, Associate Anne Twomey, Director, Constitutional Reform Unit, Sydney Law School, Professor Gillian Triggs, Sydney Law School
Time: 6-7.30pm (Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm)
Location: Foyer (level 2), New Law Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Cost: Free, however, registration is essential

For more info and to register go here:

Sydney Writers Festival - May14-22: David Hicks and Donna Mulhearn

In his first public appearance since the publication of his memoir, David Hicks speaks with Donna Mulhearn.

Sunday, May 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free, bookings essential (limit 4 per booking) 9250 1988
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

For more info go here:,com_events/Itemid,124/agid,2735/task,view_detail/

There are plenty of events at the festival this year that might be of interest to members, see more at:

We hope to see you at an event soon!

Yours in human rights,
Catherine, Kate and Gayatri
NSW Co-convenors
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights