Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System

Each year, PLS holds a CPD event on the topic of human rights and the criminal justice system. The event brings together knowledgeable speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, who provide valuable insights on this important topic as the law on human rights continues to develop in Queensland.

  • 2022 CPD Event
  • Past CPD Events

Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System is our flagship fundraising event, and a unique CPD experience. At this year’s event, the key note address will be delivered by the Honourable Justice Soraya Ryan followed by six presentations by other insightful speakers – from Stephen Keim SC to Lex Wotton. Their presentations will address the most up-to-date and pressing human rights issues facing people involved in the criminal justice system.

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in your understanding of the development of human rights law, and support our work with people who are vulnerable in prison. 

All funds raised go to support the work of PLS.

17 June 2022, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Allens Linklaters, Level 26/480 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000.

Register today at Eventbrite.

Recordings of each session from PLS’ 2021 CPD event ‘Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System’ are available for purchase.

Sessions include: 

  1. ‘Human Rights and Judicial Review’ – Sam Lane, Barrister, Higgins Chambers
  2. ‘Human Rights and Parole’ – Paula Morreau, Barrister, 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers
  3. ‘Visa Cancellations and Sentencing’ – Victoria Lenton, Principal Lawyer at Lenton Migration
  4. ‘What is Solitary Confinement and How Can It Impact Sentencing?’ – Emily Lewsey, Barrister, Halsbury Chambers and Helen Blaber, Director/Principal Solicitor at PLS
  5. ‘Impaired Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System’ – Catherine Moynihan, Official Solicitor & Director of Legal Services/Investigations at the Office of the Public Guardian
  6. ‘Communication Tips for Indigenous Clients’ – His Honour Judge Nathan Jarro, District Court of Queensland

If you would like to purchase recordings of one or more of these sessions, please email for further details. 

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