Catherine Branson Lecture Series

In the inaugural lecture, Business and Human Rights: The New Global Consensus?, Ms Branson QC will critically examine the suggested global consensus on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and reflect on the likelihood of Australian corporations facing increased regulation in this area in the foreseeable future.

The Hon. Catherine Branson QC, was president of the Australian Human Rights Commission between 2008 and 2012. Before her appointment to the Commission she served as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia for more than 14 years. Ms Branson practiced as a barrister at the Adelaide Bar and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Between 1984 and 1989, she was Crown Solicitor of South Australia and the CEO of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department. In 2012, Ms Branson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Flinders University.


Date: Wednesday 14 May 2014

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Flinders University Victoria Square (Room One, Level One, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide)

RSVP: Register online or contact Claire Treacy ( or 8201 5028)

Law firm Lipman Karas has partnered with Flinders to present the Catherine Branson Lecture Series.


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