19 June 2019 12:00 pm
Details of the seminar are as follows:
Presenter: Professor Felicity Gerry QC
Title of presentation: Using Technology to combat Human Trafficking
Time: Wednesday 19 June at 12pm
Venue: Landerer Moot Court, Western Sydney University
Bio: Felicity Gerry QC is Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University where she lectures on Criminal Law and Modern Slavery and is involved in the Clinical programs, including developing a unit on Indigenous Justice. She researches issues relating to women & law, technology & law and reforming justice systems with a particular emphasis on using technology to combat human trafficking in organised crime. Felicity is also an international QC at Crockett Chambers, Melbourne and Carmelite Chambers, London. She is admitted in England and Wales and Australia and has had ad hoc admission in Hong Kong and Gibraltar. She was Legal Personality of the Year 2016 and has been recognised in the Legal 500 as a leading silk and as “Fearless and independent minded”. She led the appeal that corrected the law on joint enterprise in the UK Supreme Court, described by the BBC as a ‘moment of genuine legal history’ and has had appeals in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. She recently led a team of academics and practitioners who were given leave to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in the ICTY Radovan Karadzic Appeal. She runs a small Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project and is on the Executive Committee of the International,Commission of Jurists Victoria.