Community Legal Centres is holding a webinar on the implementation of the Human Rights Act 2019.
The Queensland Human Rights Act commences on 1 January 2020, protecting 23 human rights in Queensland law.
Under the Act, 'public entities' including government departments and agencies are required to consider human rights in the service delivery and when making decisions.
It is likely the Human Rights Act will also apply to some community organisations.
Using case studies from the community and legal sectors, this webinar will explore best practice approaches to incorporating the Human Rights Act into your organisation's operation, including:
- Identifying human rights issues
- Responding effectively to clients
- Organisational policies and procedures
- Complaints mechanisms
Ben Schokman is an experienced human rights lawyer and advocate. Ben worked with the Human Rights Law Centre in Melbourne from 2006 to 2016.
A large focus of his work comprised strategic litigation and case work, policy submissions, advocacy and capacity building to 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 four-year and eight-year reviews of the Charter.
When: 13 December 2019, 10:00am-11:00am