LLS/AIAL (Victorian Chapter) Seminar: Judicial Review and Human Rights

Professor Matthew Groves

La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the next LLS/AIAL Seminar: “Judicial Review and Human Rights”.


A breach of human rights or the grounds of judicial review are both claims in public law but they remain separate forms of action in Victoria. In most other jurisdictions that have a bill or charter of rights, people can combine a judicial review case with a human rights claim. This paper will consider why that is not possible in Victoria. The paper will argue that the solution is to reform the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 (Vic) because reform to the common law principles of judicial review to incorporate breach of human rights as a ground of review will not happen in the near future.

Matthew Groves is a Professor of Public Law at La Trobe Law School, where he teaches and researches in administrative law. His many publications include M Aronson, M Groves and G Weeks, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (7th ed, 2017, Thomson Reuters), D Meagher and M Groves (eds,) The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand (2017, Federation Presss) and M Groves and C Campbell (eds), Australian Charters of Rights A Decade On (2017, Federation Press). Matthew is also editor or the Australian Journal of Administrative Law and a member of the Australian Academy of Law.


The Hon. Kevin Harcourt Bell AM, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria


Date: Thursday 31 August 2017

Time: 12:45pm to 2pm. Light refreshments will be served from 12.45pm-1pm.

Venue:  Minter Ellison Boardroom, Level 23, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Cost: Free

RVSP: Please register via Eventbrite. For catering purposes, registration by 24 August would be appreciated

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