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Deakin Law School: COVID-19 and Human Rights – Policing, prisons, protest and rights to life and health
Professor Felicity Gerry QC is Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University, Melbourne where she lectures in Contemporary International Legal Challenges including modern slavery, terrorism, war crimes and climate change law. She has experience in Australian biosecurity law and co-authored the Quick Reference Guide to the Federal and Victorian COVID-19 Emergency Laws with one of her readers.

As Queen’s Counsel, she is on the lists of counsel at the ICC and the KSC. She is admitted to the Bar in England and Wales and Australia (Victoria and the High Court Roll). She has a long history of law and policy experience on a range of topics relating to human rights, criminal justice and penal reform, including policy submissions and taking appeals on human rights issues. These have been on behalf of a range of people including pregnant offenders, trafficked women and those convicted of serious crimes, such as murder. She has led applications to the European Court of Human Rights in the context of criminal laws affecting those with autism, HIV and where over criminalisation and overincarceration discriminates against black and ethnic minority groups. She also maintains an administrative law practice in these contexts.

Aug 12, 2020 12:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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