Oration: What would a truly citizen-centred justice system look like?

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Wednesday 1 November 2017

Join us on Wednesday 1 November 2017 to hear Professor Dame Hazel Genn’s perspective on the challenges of and implications for a truly citizen-centred justice system.

Dame Hazel’s work focuses on everyday people’s experiences of legal problems and examines how the justice system can be more responsive to their needs.

Her world-renowned study Paths to Justice has been replicated in 27 jurisdictions around the globe. It is a major influence on policy-makers seeking to develop citizen-centred approaches to legal services, justice policy, and the work of courts and tribunals.

This second oration builds on the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s 2016 Inaugural Oration by Professor Richard Susskind OBE on The Future of Courts and Legal Services and our conference late last year on Law and Courts in an Online World.

Who should attend

Citizen-centred justice is of critical relevance to:

  • judicial officers
  • court and tribunal staff
  • policy makers
  • academic researchers and students of law and public policy
  • legal and dispute resolution practitioners.


This a free event. Spaces are limited, please register to attend.

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The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre is grateful for the support of our partners for this event:

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Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC (Hon)


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1 November 2017, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


City Flinders 300 Flinders Street

Victoria University Convention Centre, Level 12

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