Modern slavery event series

Date & time

5.30pm Thursday 27 May – 12pm Friday 28 May 2021

Venue

Australian Centre on China in the World Auditorium, Fellows Lane, ACT 2600

ANU College of Law Moot Court, Building 6, Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2600

Contact

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Presented by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU College of Law, Walk Free Foundation, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and the Commonwealth Round Table (Australia)

Seminar
Modern slavery protest

Modern slavery event series

Join us for this two-day series addressing modern slavery in the Oceania region and beyond.

On the first evening, the Australian National University's Chancellor The Hon Julie Bishop will speak at the annual Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture on eliminating human trafficking and modern slavery from our 21st century world.

The series continues the following day with a workshop on modern slavery in the region, featuring the British High Commissioner Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, CMG, MV; former Senator The Hon Lisa Singh (Walk Free); Chief Executive of the Australian Human Rights Commission Padma Raman; and other speakers.

Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture 2021: How to eliminate human trafficking and modern slavery from our 21st century world

Thursday 27 May, 5.30-7pm
Australian Centre on China in the World

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ANU Chancellor and former Foreign Minister of Australia, the Hon Julie Bishop will deliver the annual lecture, named in honour of former ANU Vice-Chancellor and Commonwealth of Nations scholar, the late Professor Anthony Low AO.

Ms Bishop will focus on ways and mechanisms available to the international community, and in particular the Commonwealth, to effectively address the elimination of modern slavery in our contemporary world.

The annual Commonwealth Lecture is an initiative of the Commonwealth Round Table in Australia, which is grateful to ANU for the assurance of its ongoing support for the lecture into the future.

This is a free event open to the public. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is essential and numbers are limited. Please join us for light refreshments after.

Modern slavery: What role for multilateralism and global institutions?

Friday 28 May, 9am-12pm
ANU College of Law Moot Court

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This half-day workshop is jointly hosted by ANU College of Law and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the Walk Free Foundation, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and the Commonwealth Round Table (Australia).

Join our panel of experts as we discuss modern slavery in our region and beyond.

Program

Session Speaker(s)

Acknowledgement of Country and welcome

Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
ANU College of Law

Agenda-setting: Australia, the Commonwealth and Modern Slavery

The Hon Lisa Singh
Walk Free

Presentation: Modern Slavery in the Commonwealth - trends and issues

Sneh Aurora
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (London)

Katherine Bryant
Walk Free (London)

Tea-break

 

Panel discussion: What role can and do multilateral organisations play in effectively addressing modern slavery?

The Hon Lisa Singh
Walk Free (moderator)

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG MVO
British High Commissioner to Australia
Padma Raman
Chief Executive, Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Justine Nolan
Director, Australian Human Rights Institute
Sally Irwin
Freedom Hub

Q&A session

Professor Jolyon Ford (moderator)
ANU College of Law

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