Time: 4.30 to 6.30pm
Venue: Meeting Room at DIGNITY INTERNATIONAL, A-2-7 Pusat Perdagangan Seksyen 8, Jalan Sg Jernih 8/1, 46050 Petaling Jaya. T/F: +603 7931 0741
Professor Brennan and Mark Fowler are both keenly involved in the field of human rights. Prof Brennan as an academic and Mark is a practising lawyer and chair of a not-for-profit entity promoting human rights in Africa and the developing world. In 2009 Professor Brennan was chosen by the former Rudd Government to chair the Australian National Human Rights Consultation Committee.
The humane treatment of asylum seekers arriving to Australia by boat has been an issue hotly contested within the Australian political landscape. Malaysia remains a key player in the fashioning of a regional and humane approach to address the flow of asylum seekers that also accords with fundamental human rights principles.
Professor Brennan and Mark Fowler are interested to meet those within the PROHAM network who are involved in the promotion of human rights to discuss the key matters of policy concerning asylum seekers.About Fran Brennan
Professor Frank Brennan is Professor of law at Australian Catholic University and Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University College of Law and National Centre for Indigenous Studies. He is a board member of St Vincents Health Australia and Jesuit Social Services.
He has written extensively on Aboriginal issues, civil liberties and asylum seeker policies. His latest book Acting on Conscience looks at the place of religion in Australian politics and law. At the launch, Kevin Rudd described Frank as “an ethical burr in the nation’s saddle”.
He is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to Aboriginal Australians, particularly as an advocate in the areas of law, social justice and reconciliation. The National Trust has classified him as a Living National Treasure. In 2009, he chaired the Australian National Human Rights Consultation Committee.
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