The Hallmark Disability Research Initiative presents a free one hour lecture with speakers Beth Gaze and Lisa Waddington. This lecture will cover current disability discrimination law for European and Australian jurisdictions. It will then cover the current major gaps in law and suggestions for future law reform. There will be a discussion on the future directions in the field of disability discrimination law.
Professor Lisa Waddington
Lisa Waddington holds the European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law. Professor Waddington’s principal area of interest lies in European and comparative disability law, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and European and comparative equality law in general. In 2000, she received an ASPASIA award from the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). Between 2004 and 2007 she coordinated a large EU research and education project on European non-discrimination law. Professor Waddington is currently a visiting professor at the Melbourne Law School.
Professor Beth Gaze
Beth Gaze is a professor in the Melbourne Law School and has published extensively on anti-discrimination law, including employment discrimination, and on tribunals, and has conducted socio-legal research in both areas. She has acted as an expert adviser to parliament and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law. With Anna Chapman, she is presently engaged in a major project on the intersection between provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and anti-discrimination law.
The event is FREE an you can register here.
Room 1.09, Level One,
Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM