20th Anniversary RCIADIC

20th anniversary of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/deaths-in-custody-still-haunt-indigenous-communities-20110414-1dfoz.html

Also, you may like to check out last weekends’ Living Black story on the Deaths in Custody… Go down the page to see the link for the podcast – Deaths in Custody (our Minister is interviewed towards the end of the podcast).

http://news.sbs.com.au/livingblack/

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Tuesday 12 April: 20 years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody – where to now?

April 15 2011 marks 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report was handed to the Governor General.

To mark this occasion the Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a public forum:

20 years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody- where to now?

Speakers:

* Associate Professor Neil Morgan- Inspector of Custodial Services (Western Australia)
* Ms Vicki Roach- Aboriginal prisoner advocate
* Mr Mick Gooda- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
* Mr Gerry Moore- CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service- NSW/ACT (Chair)

The forum will look at ways of improving prison conditions through standards and human rights mechanisms like the Optional Protocol on the Convention Against Torture, as well as preventing imprisonment through justice reinvestment and the impact of imprisonment on Indigenous women prisoners.

VENUE: Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
The venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs. For other access requirements please contact (02) 9284 9603

DATE: Tuesday 12 April 2011

TIME: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Morning tea will be served

RSVP: By Thursday 7 April 2011 to: social.justice@humanrights.gov.au
or (02) 9284 9603