Past Addresses

2019: Judging Juries: The “Common Sense” Conundrums of Prosecuting Violence Against Women
Professor Vanessa Munro, School of Law, University of Warwick

2018: The Movement of People and Asylum Seekers in the Asia Pacific: A Rule of Law Approach
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (2012-2017)

2017: First Laws: Tikanga Māori in / and the Law 
Jacinta Ruru FRSNZ (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui), Professor of Law, University of Otago

2016:  Criminal Law and the Problem of Men, or Manliness, Male Right and Criminal law
Ngaire Naffine, Bonython Professor of Law, The University of Adelaide

2015: Gender-based violence – the price is not right
Dame Silvia Cartwright, Justice of the High Court of New Zealand (1993-2001), Governor-General of New Zealand (2001-2006) and judge appointed to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (2006-2014)

2014: Protecting the Vulnerable in the 21st Century: An International Perspective
Dame Susan Glazebrook, Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

2013:  Sexual violence and the role of the International Courts
Justice Teresa Doherty, Judge of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2005-2014)

2012: Keeping Women in their Place – Women’s rights and the question of ‘culture’ in international law
Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice at the Australian National University

2011: Human Rights and National Security in International Law and National Law
Sir Kenneth Keith, Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand (2004-2006) and Member of the International Court of Justice (2006-2015)

2010: The Prisoners’ Dilemma and Political Systems: The Impact of Proportional Representation on Criminal Justice in New Zealand
Professor Nicola Lacey, School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science

2009: Blameless Babes
Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

2008: Inaugural Address
Margaret Wilson, Attorney-General of New Zealand (1999-2005), Speaker of the House of Representatives (2005-2008)