Upcoming Events

Upcoming Conference: A National Justice Forum on Sexual Assault REGISTRATION OPEN

2-4 August 2024

The AIJA and the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department are pleased to announce that A National Justice Forum on Sexual Assault will be held at Supreme Court of New South Wales, Banco Court, Queens Square, 184 Phillip St, Sydney NSW, 2 - 4 August 2024.

This conference is sponsored by the Australian Government as part of its implementation of the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032. This is an important initiative intended to continue to build and enhance justice sector capacity for the better support and protection of victims and survivors of sexual assault.

The AIJA conference, which has been developed by members of the judiciary for members of the judiciary, is a forum for discussion and idea generation and is also open to members of the profession and those with whom the judiciary interacts.

Under the same Commonwealth grant, the National Judicial College of Australia has been funded to deliver a complementary training program for members of the judiciary called ‘Managing Sexual Assault Hearings’.

The conference assembles eminent speakers from the judiciary and the profession, leaders in research, and specialists in mental health to discuss a range of critical topics. The conference dinner will feature internationally acclaimed playwright, Suzie Miller.

More information and registration


Human Rights Law Trans-Tasman Conference to be held in Queenstown, NZ 

12-13 August 2024

Human rights litigation has grown significantly on both sides of the Tasman over the last 10 years or so. Yet, despite the many similarities in our economic, social and legal cultures, reference to case law on the other side of the Tasman is relatively sparse.

This two-day case law conference is designed to enable practitioners on both sides of the Tasman to learn more about each other’s human rights systems and case law in order to enrich each other’s jurisprudence. It will focus on the statutory rights charters (in New Zealand, the ACT, Victoria and Queensland) and on the role of the common law.

The conference will cover some of the big issues of the day on both sides of the Tasman, including the impact of human rights litigation on criminal law and procedure, climate change, indigenous rights, religion and personal liberty.

The conference brochure is available to download here.

Please use this link for registration: Human Rights Law Trans-Tasman Conference