FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Kirby

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Biography

Justice Kirby is one of Australia’s best known high court judges, a brilliant intellect, an expert on human rights and one of Australia’s “national living treasures”. Justice Kirby has received a number of honours including appointment as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1983 and as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1991. In 1991 Justice Kirby was also awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal. Serving as a member of the Inaugural Global Commission on AIDS of the World Health Organisation in 1988-92, in 2002 he also chaired an Expert Group convened by UNAIDS and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. In 2001-2 he was chairperson of the UNAIDS Expert Panel on HIV Testing of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Since 2004 he has been a member of the UNAIDS Global Reference Panel on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. Famously, his recreation is work.

4 Programs

Michael Kirby: Gender Based Violence in North Korea

03.21.14 | 00:01:36 min | 0 comments

Michael Kirby: North Korea - Proven

03.21.14 | 00:30:54 min | 0 comments

Michael Kirby: Religious Persecution in North Korea

03.21.14 | 00:02:59 min | 0 comments

A Future Free of HIV: Scientific and Social Implications

04.30.08 | 00:53:08 min | 1 comment