“The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law proudly presents

Associate Professor Kimberley Brownlee
University of Warwick

Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre Chapel, 333 Swanston Street, (Cnr Little Lonsdale and Swanston Streets), Melbourne
RSVP: [email protected] or telephone 03 9905 3327

Public lecture – All welcome

We are, by nature, social creatures. We spend the majority of our waking hours with other people, and we need each other to survive and flourish. Despite this, human rights debates give little attention to interpersonal needs. This lack of attention is reflected in our institutional practices in criminal justice, immigration, and healthcare, which hold many people in coercive isolation, and which allow many vulnerable people, such as elderly people and disabled people, to become chronically acutely lonely due to neglect. In this talk, Kimberley Brownlee argues that there is a human right against such social deprivation, and it is as fundamental as any right already on the books.”


For more information, visit: http://www.law.monash.edu.au/castancentre/public-events/events/2014/social-deprivation.html