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2019 Whitlam Oration: Australia's Role in Human Rights in a Changing World

 
 

The 2019 Whitlam Oration, Australia’s Role in Human Rights in a Changing World, was delivered by UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on the 9th November at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.

In her Oration, UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet spoke to the many challenges facing our world today and the need for governments and people to recognise that “human rights are not impractical philosophical ideals. They are sound policy choices, which build strong, healthy, secure, peaceful and thriving societies.”