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Interview with Michael Kirby: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Kirby, Michael and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Michael Kirby: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Michael Kirby carried out in Sydney on Friday, 28th March, 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Kirby, Michael, 1939-. Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission, 1974-1975; inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission, 1975-84. Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, 1983-1984; President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, 1984-1996; Judge on the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands, 1995-1996; Australian High Court Judge, 1996-2009; Commonwealth Eminent Persons' Group 2010-2011; UNDP Global Commission of HIV and the Law, 2010-2012; Commissioner of the UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health, 2013-2014; Head of the Commission of Inquiry on Alleged Human Rights Violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 2013-2014.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Kirby, Michael and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Australia, Barbados, Health, Human Rights, Judiciary, Law, Malaysia, sexuality, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK, CHOGM, race, democracy, Constitutional Change, elections, Good Governance, United Nations.
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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