The Australian Association of Women Judges Presented its Second Human Rights Award to Professor Hilary Charlesworth

The Australian Association of Women Judges (AAWJ) presented its second Human Rights Award to Professor Hilary Charlesworth in Melbourne on August 14 in a ceremony co-hosted by the Melbourne University Law School. According to AAWJ’s September Newsletter, Prof. Charlesworth was chosen unanimously by an AAWJ Committee in May.

Prof. Hilary Charlesworth is an internationally recognized human rights academic who was also the first Australian Woman to be appointed to sit part time on the International Court of Justice. She is a “Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School & Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance & Justice at the Australian National University.”

She has long been an advocate for women’s rights as well as a thoughtful critic of the patriarchal structures that marginalise women’s lived experiences.

Professor Charlesworth has worked as part-time Commissioner with the ALRC and chaired ACT’s Consultative Committee on Human Rights, “which led to the adoption of Australia’s first bill of rights, the Human Rights Act 2004.”

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