2018 is the 70 Anniversary of the United Nations adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the 20th Anniversary of the introduction of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act.  It is also the 30th year of acknowledging and celebrating Human Rights in Tasmania through a week of events and the Human Rights Awards.

In this very special year, the Human Rights Week Organising Committee is established singularly as a peak community organisation celebrating and advocating for human rights.  The theme for Human Rights Week with the theme “Let’s Stand Up for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity’

As a strong independent peak body for human rights the Human Rights Week Organising Committee in collaboration with the unique support of the University of Tasmania Law Faculty will launch the Tasmanian Human Rights State of the State Inaugural Address.

The Annual Address will evaluate fearlessly how peoples HR are being developed or protected or otherwise in Tasmania on behalf of the HRW OC. It will  evaluate ‘without fear or favour’ those issues that have arisen or have not been addressed in the last year.

And will make recommendations for action in the following year. The Address is held as part of the Introductory Human Rights Week Event and announcement of the Human Rights Awards event and develops a HR theme that influences the events and Awards for HR Week each year.

This year the Address will be written and delivered  by Professor Tim McCormack Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.

The Address will be delivered on 3 December 2018 Hobart Town Hall at 12.00 will be an independent and fearless assessment of the International Covenant of Human Rights in Tasmania  without ‘conflict of ‘interest or prejudice’

A complimentary copy will be presented to the Governor prior to her HRW Day (10 Nov) presentation of Awards at Government House.

The event is sponsored by a number of prestigious law firms.  The event is open to the public  interested in furthering human rights in the State.