AHRC Annual Public Lecture, Reconciliation and Human Rights with Stephen Parmentier

Event date: 
25 Sep 2008 6:15pm
Venue: 
Law Theatre, Law Faculty, UNSW

The Australian Human Rights Centre is pleased to announce that the AHRC Annual Public lecture this year will be given by Professor Stephan Parmentier form the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Professor Parmentier, an international expert in political crimes and transitional justice, will address the topic Reconciliation and Human Rights.

Tom Calma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, will offer concluding observations

The lecture, on 25th September 2008 at UNSW, will take place against the backdrop of the Australian government's apology to the Stolen Generations and the Senate and Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry into Compensation for the Stolen Generations.

Stephan Parmentier (1960) studied law, political sciences and sociology at the K.U. Leuven (Belgium), and sociology and conflict resolution at the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U.S.A.). He currently teaches sociology of crime, law, and human rights at the Faculty of Law of the K.U. Leuven, where he is the Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. He has been a visiting professor at the International Institute for Sociology of Law in Oñati (Spain) and the University for Peace (San José, Costa Rica) and a visiting scholar at the universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Oxford (United Kingdom), and New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). He is the editor-in-chief of the Flemish Yearbook on Human Rights and the co-general editor of the new Series on Transitional Justice. Stephan Parmentier has served as an advisor to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Belgian Minister of the Interior, the King Baudouin Foundation, and Amnestyy International. His research interests include political crimes, transitional justice and human rights, and the administration of criminal justice, and he has conducted research in South Africa, Guatemala, Bosnia, Serbia, the DR Congo, Argentina, and Colombia. Between 1999 and 2002, he served as the vice-president of the Flemish section of Amnesty International.

Further information about Stephen Parmentier please proceed to www.transitionaljustice.be

The Faculty Auditorium is on the ground floor of the Law Building, University Mall, Lower Campus, Kensington. Metered parking is available at UNSW Gate 14 on Barker Street or Gate 2 on High Street.

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