Brunch with the Museum – Dr. Melissa Castan, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

3 June 2022
Friday 12pm
Jewish Museum of Australia (Zoom)

The 03 June 2022 is the 30th Anniversary of the historic Mabo decision, the 1992 legal case that marked the first formal recognition of Indigenous land rights in Australia.

Join Dr. Melissa Castan of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and Plus61J’s Dashiel Lawrence as they discuss Castan’s work as a leader for Human Rights and the significance of Mabo Day, followed by an audience Q&A.

Dr. Melissa Castan is an associate professor of law, and a Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, at Monash University. Her teaching and research expertise is in public law and human rights, particularly Indigenous legal rights, self-determination, and the Australian legal system. Her recent work engages with the impact of globalised legal norms on local communities.

Her most recent books are Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2019) with Professor Sarah Joseph, and Public Law and Statutory Interpretation: Principles and Practice (Federation Press, 2017) with Dr Lisa Burton Crawford, Dr Nina Boughey and Dr Maria O’Sullivan.
She is National Convenor of the Alternative Law Journal, and hosts podcasts ‘Law Radio’ and ‘Just Cases’.

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