Michael Kirby to give free public lecture at Murdoch October 18, 2011 Former Justice of the High Court the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG will give a free public lecture at Murdoch University on October 26. He will present the lecture 'Statutory and constitutional interpretation: the central task of lawyers today' at 3pm in the Freehills lecture theatre. Upon his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia in 1983, Mr Kirby was the youngest man to be appointed to the federal judiciary. Mr Kirby served as the President of the Court of Appeal of the Solomon Islands from 1995 to 1996 and was appointed to the Hight Court of Australia in 1996, where he remained until his retirement in 2009. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1982 and received Australia’s highest civil honour of Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1991, the same year he was awarded the Human Rights Medal. Mr Kirby has served on many national and international bodies, including the World Health Organisation’s Global Commission on AIDS (1988-92); as President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (1995-8); as UN Special Representative Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-6); as a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1995-2005); and currently as a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group and the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Events Tags: high court, law, michael kirby, public lecture Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!