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Judicial Independence

  • 22 Aug 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online


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The Australian Academy of Law is very pleased to host this event on Judicial Independence, a topic which is fundamental to the rule of law, internationally and in Australia.

The two distinguished speakers are:

Judge José Matos: the current president of the International Association of Judges.  Judge Matos is visiting  Australia and will be speaking on challenges to judicial independence, including the current situations in Poland, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Judge Matos has been a judge since 1990 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Porto, Portugal in 2012. Since 2021 he has been President of the Court of Appeal Court of Porto (Tribunal da Relação do Porto). He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Judicial Integrity Network of the United Nations.

Justice Jacqueline Gleeson: High Court of Australia. Justice Gleeson will consider what Australian judges might learn from challenges to judicial independence in foreign jurisdictions.  Justice Gleeson was appointed to the High Court of Australia in March 2021, having been a judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 2014. 

Date: Monday, 22 August 2022

Time: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Location: Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online

Further information can be found in the flyer

A link to Justice Gleeson's paper, "Judicial Independence and Liberal Democracy"  can be found here

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