Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC delivered the eighth annual Michael Kirby Justice Oration for Victoria University’s College of Law and Justice on 26 September 2018.
Gareth Evans was a cabinet minister throughout the Hawke-Keating era as Attorney-General, Minister for Resources & Energy and Transport & Communications, and from 1988 to 1996 he was Foreign Minister. He led the Brussels-based International Crisis Group from 2000 to 2009, and is now Chancellor and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Australian National University.
He co-chaired major international commissions on mass atrocity crimes and nuclear weapons, has won many national and international awards and has written or edited thirteen books, most recently Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir (MUP, 2017), Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play (ANU, 2015), Inside the Hawke Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary (MUP, 2014) and The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes (Brookings, 2009).
The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG will introduce Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC who will deliver an address on Crimes against Humanity: Does the Responsibility to Protect have a Future.
Recording & transcript