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We are thrilled to announce Human Rights lawyer and advocate Ben Schokman will be delivering our Human Rights Training Day being held on Wednesday 20 March.
This will be a practical workshop designed to help community lawyers and advocates use the Human Rights Act to advocate for better outcomes for their clients.
This session will cover:
- What are human rights
- Context for the introduction of the Human Rights Act in Queensland
- Key provisions and lessons from other jurisdictions with similar human rights legislation
The workshop will also incorporate interactive scenarios to provide participants with practical strateges and tools for using Queensland's Human Rights Act in practice.
Those attending this training session will receive a copy of the slides as well as a handbook on the Human Rights Act and information on further resources and support. Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
Ben will also be presenting one of our key sessions during Community Legal Centres Queensland's 2019 Conference being held on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March at Brisbane's Hotel Grand Chancellor. His session, Lawyering with Queensland"s Human Rights Act will be held on Thursday, from 1.30-3.30pm. To register for our conference, click here.
Ben Schokman is an experienced human rights lawyer and advocate who is passionate about using the law to achieve systemic change. From 2006 to 2016, Ben worked with the Human Rights Law Centre in Melbourne. A large focus of his work comprised strategic litigation and case work, policy submissions, advocacy and capacity building in relation to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. These activities included extensive training, education and advice for government departments, public authorities, lawyers and community advocates on the operation and implementation of the Charter, as well as leading the Centre’s submissions to the 4-year and 8-year reviews of the Charter.