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Justice Michael Kirby (Part One)

An ABC "Speakingout" program interview by the noted Aboriginal  Professor and intellectual leader, Larissa Behrendt Of University of Technology, Sydney. This is part 1 of a two-part program, recorded and 1st broadcast by the ABC Radio National in August 2017.

Getting Special Leave to Appeal in the High Court of Australia

For this edition of the Good Law Podcast, Salvos Legal’s Managing Partner Luke Geary sits down with the Honourable Michael Kirby to discuss the issue of Special Leave to the High Court. As one of Australia’s most respected jurists, Michael Kirby provides engaging insight into the history and process of applying for Special Leave, as well as prevailing trends and development in the area. 

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The Dangers of North Korea: Don’t Forget The Denial Of Human Rights

An address given at the Sydney Institute on 21 June 2017 on ‘’North Korea and the lessons that Otto Warmbier teaches us"

Australia's immigration law: when does long-term detention turn into punishment?

 Lecture at The University of Technology, Sydney on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 5 PM

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Podcast recorded with the Australian Deputy Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Ravi Keewalram.

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Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva on 8 March 2017 - 34th session

Debate in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva on 8 March 2017. At 1500 (3 PM) in the 34th session of the Council is the debate on the report to the UN Secretary General Of the High Level Panel On Access to Essential Medicines (2016). The debate includes

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interventions by the chair of the High-Level Panel ( Mme Ruth Dreifuss, past president of the Swiss Confederation) and; 

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by a member of the High-Level Panel and chair of its expert advisory group ( Hon Michael Kirby).

A feature of the debate is the concluding statement by Mr Kirby, responding to the comments of several delegations for nation states and groups, including criticism of the report by the delegation of the United States of America.