PEN SPECIAL EVENT AT WRITERS FESTIVAL
You are invited to join us at the Sydney Writers Festival to hear the celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs. Professor Triggs will present the PEN Free Voices Lecture at the PEN festival forum on Saturday 21 May at 3 pm.
Professor Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former barrister and a Governor of the College of Law. Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. She is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices. Event time Saturday 21 May at 3 pm at Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Sydney PEN was founded in 1931 by Ethel Turner, Mary Gilmore, and Dorothea Mackellar. PEN centres spread rapidly across the world and today there are local centres throughout Asia and the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.
Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activists. We interpret the PEN Charter as being open to all those who support the work of writers, editors and translators. Current or prospective members can read ourStatement of Objects and download our Constitution, most recently amended in 2005.
Each year Sydney PEN presents a series of lectures, “Free Voices” with outstanding contributors presenting a contribution to the subject of Freedom of Expression.
The lectures can be found in the PEN Magazines by clicking on the “Pen Magazine” button above.
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