Michael Kirby: Health, Law and Sexuality

Renowned jurist and former Australian High Court judge the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG has been at the cutting edge of legal reform and intellectual inquiry for decades and has forged an international reputation as powerful and articulate orator.

The Bold Thinking Series lecture held at the NGV's Great Hall will feature a keynote address by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG as he explores the legal and moral complexity that lies at the intersection of law, sexuality and health.

Justice Kirby will explore international conventions and the United Nations' work on human rights, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health issues. He will also review the situation for sexual and gender minorities in relation to international and criminal law.

La Trobe University's expert in health law, Professor Anne-Maree Farrell, and expert in health and sexuality, Professor Gary Dowsett, will take up these arguments, looking at the increasing centrality of sexuality to the politics and social life in the last 100 years and exploring the changing relations between the law, sexuality and health in the twenty-first century.

This event is held in partnership with La Trobe University's Law School and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), which both mark their 25th anniversary in 2017.

La Trobe University this year celebrates its 50th Anniversary.


What: Bold Thinking Series public event – Health, Law & Sexuality

When: 5:30 – 6:45 pm, Thursday 4 May 2017

Where: The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cost: General $20 / Alumni $15 / La Trobe Students $10

Additional information: Bookings essential.  Get your ticket here.

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