10 September 2013

David ManneHuman rights lawyer and Executive Director of the Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre David Manne will discuss the treatment of asylum seekers when he delivers a lecture presented by the University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Amnesty International tomorrow night.

Assisting refugees and asylum seekers for over 18 years, Manne has received numerous honours including recognition as one of Australia’s leading immigration lawyers and an Australia Human Rights Commission award. 

His work has contributed to the recent successful High Court challenges regarding the Government’s offshore processing in Australia, the ‘Malaysian Solution’, as well as the adverse security assessment and indefinite detention of a refugee. 

Drawing on these recent successes, in his lecture Manne will examine the common threat and overarching theme in all of these cases; the tension between the executive and the judiciary about who makes decisions and how these decisions are made.

Hawke Centre Executive Director Elizabeth Ho says the importance of these themes and Manne’s work is evident in the fully-booked event. 

“We’re very happy to host this lecture and help David explore these timely themes,” Ms Ho says. 

“I look forward to hearing more about his inspiring work and vision for human rights in Australia.” 

WHAT:             “Refugees, the rule of law and the ethics of protection”

WHO:               David Manne, Director, Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre,

WHEN:             Wednesday September 11, 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

WHERE:           Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West Campus, Hawke Building

MORE INFO:    www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au 

Media contact: Kelly Stone office 8302 0963 mobile 0417 861 832 email Kelly.stone@unisa.edu.au

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