Speaker: Professor Megan Davis, Director, Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW who helped draft the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and is the first Australian Indigenous woman elected to a UN body.
Last year we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (‘UNDRIP’); since its adoption by the UN General Assembly the UNDRIP has inspired expansive academic commentary reflecting anxiety about its binding status and domestic ‘implementation’. Yet in many ways and for a long time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been leading states in ‘putting meat on the bones’ of the UNDRIP. This lecture will explore some examples of with reference to the advocacy work in South Australia on Letters Patent and especially the regional approach to governance. Indigenous activity and advocacy on the UNDRIP in Australia should be aimed at capturing this ‘implementation’
Presented by: Flinders University Law School and Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Time: 5:30PM – 08:00PM
Location: Flinders University Victoria Square, Room 1, Level 1, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide,