‘Are human rights truly for everyone?’ panel discussion 3rd September

PIAC and Sydney Grammar School invite you to join leading human rights advocates as they discuss key national human rights issues, our role in protecting human rights and how we can make change.


Sarah Ferguson (moderator) is a reporter and presenter on the ABC. She has worked on Four Corners and 7:30. Most recently, she produced ABC’s The Killing Season. As an interviewer, she is known for her incisive interview style.

Nicholas Cowdery AM, QC was the outspoken NSW Director of Public Prosecutions from 1994 to 2011.  He is known for his passion for justice and truth, and for ensuring the criminal justice system protects both victims and people accused of crimes in accordance with the rule of law.

Graeme Innes has been a campaigner for people with disabilities since he was three. He has remained at the forefront of the fight against disability discrimination, most recently as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from 2005 to July 2014.

Edward Santow leads the team of human rights lawyers as CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). PIAC fights to protect the basic rights of marginalised people, such as young people accused of crimes, people with a disability and victims of war crimes.

Venue: Sydney Grammar School  New Hall. Entrance off Yurong St, Darlinghurst

Parking at Riley St, the Domain carpark or Cook and Phillip Park. (No parking on SGS Campus.)

6:30pm, Thursday 3rd September

Tickets: $30 / $15 student/concession. Available here. Seating by general admission. Please advise of any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair, hearing loop). 

All proceeds will support PIAC’s human rights work.

Photo: Sarah Ferguson

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