UNA-USA's Nationwide Conference Call with Justice Michael Kirby

A stark light was shone on one of the world’s most secretive states when a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea was published earlier this year, citing evidence of torture, starvation and summary executions. The report spurred a draft UN General Assembly resolution urging Pyongyang’s referral to the International Criminal Court.

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Justice Michael Kirby, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea. Kirby will discuss the human rights situation in North Korea and possible ways forward to end the atrocities — the very work that earned him the 2014 Leo Nevas Human Rights Award.

Call details:

Dignity Denied: North Korean Atrocities Revealed

Monday, November 3, 3 p.m. ET

U.S./Canada Dial-in: 800.946.0774
Passcode: 2569819

About our speaker:

Justice Michael Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge. He was first appointed in 1975 as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission. Soon after, he was seconded as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84). Later, he was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and, concurrently, the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands. His appointment to the High Court came in 1996 and he served thirteen years. In later years, he was Acting Chief Justice of Australia twice.

In addition to his judicial duties, Michael Kirby served on three university governing bodies being elected Chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney (1984-93). He also served on many national and international bodies. Amongst the latter have been service as a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Commission on AIDS (1988-92); President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (1995-8); as UN Special Representative Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-6); a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1995-2005); a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group (2007-) and a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights.

November 03, 2014 at 3pm - 4pm

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