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Looking back, looking forward: the practical role of the Charter throughout the pandemic

The role of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 in decision-making and service delivery throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

26 November 2020 01:00 pm - 26 November 2020 01:00 pm

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office invites you to join us on Thursday 26 November at 1.00pm when we will facilitate a panel discussion exploring the role of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 in decision-making and service delivery throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

The presenters will discuss how the Charter has provided a crucial framework through which to approach some of the most complex issues of our time.  Looking back, we will explore some common, high-level themes and challenges that have arisen across government departments and agencies, and some relevant court decisions including the decision of the Supreme Court in Loielo v Giles on 2 November 2020, in which the court upheld the legality of the Melbourne curfew.  Looking forward, we will focus on the positive, rights-centred initiatives that have emerged from the crisis, and the power of applying a human rights lens to policies and programs.
 
More discussion points will include how departments and agencies can best position themselves to understand and apply the Charter in the everyday work we do across the VPS, and what support and resources are available. 

Attendees may be eligible to claim 1 CPD Unit in Substantive Law.

Reviewed 07 July 2021

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