Recent human rights matters in the ACT

Recent human rights issues in the ACT

The ACT Bar Association and ACT Law Society invite you to attend a joint CPD session on human rights issues in the ACT.

Kevin Campbell and Alex Jorgensen-Hull are Human Rights Legal Advisers with the ACT Human Rights Commission, with experience and specific expertise in the application of the Human Rights Act 2004. They will provide an update on the Human Rights Commissioner’s intervention guidelines and recent interventions (such as R v QX (No 2) and Davidson v DG JACS), as well as other recent human rights matters in the ACT, including Islam v DG JACS and Brown v DG JACS. They will also briefly outline the Commission’s advocacy concerning the need for an accessible and inexpensive administrative jurisdiction for people to complain about agencies’ breaches of their statutory human rights obligations.

Alex Jorgensen-Hull, Human Rights Legal Adviser, ACT Human Rights Commission

Alex has worked as a Senior Legal Policy Officer and Human Rights Legal Adviser on significant reforms to the Human Rights, Information Privacy, Discrimination and Human Rights Commission Acts, as well as acted as an adviser to the ACT Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

Kevin Campbell, Human Rights Legal Adviser, ACT Human Rights Commission

Kevin’s roles have included various legal policy positions across human rights and social policy, housing and consumer protection and intergovernmental relations, as well as in-house legal experience with the University of Canberra and the Department of the Senate as Principal Research Officer for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.


  • When: Wednesday 20 July 2022, 5.30-7pm
  • Where: ACT Law Society, Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Members will earn 1.5 CPD points in Core Area 4
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 per person
  • Registrations close Friday 15 July 2022

Event registration terms and conditions

The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you have been to an active Covid-19 hotspot as listed by the ACT Government, are a close contact of an active case, or feel unwell in the lead up to the event, we kindly ask you not to attend. 

In these circumstances, please advise us by email prior to the event start time and we will issue you a full refund. Contact us on

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.2% surcharge may be incurred on payments processed via credit/debit card. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

Definitions — 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'New Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means any member holding a student membership.

All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. 

CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. 

Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.




Single ticket $88.00(GST incl.) Register
Student and CLC tickets $25.00(GST incl.) Register



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