Fahan School invites you to attend the 2022 Travers Morphett Lecture. Dr Alice Edwards is, and remains, a Fahan girl. Alice is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer, diplomat and award-winning author who has spent over two decades advocating for the rights of victims of human rights violations and making significant contributions to international law. In July this year, she was nominated by the UN’s Human Rights Council, the world’s ultimate human rights body, to be the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the UN’s top independent expert on torture-related matters. After nearly 40 years of men occupying this important global position, she is the first woman appointed to the role after a concerted campaign by states and advocates. She took up her functions on 1 August.
Alice’s title for the talk: 'My Journey to Becoming a Champion of Women’s Rights'
Alice will reflect on her personal journey to becoming one of the most high-profile women in international law, and share some of the challenges, sacrifices and joys along the way.
This event includes the presentation of the Gerdy Jevtic Medal and Pride of Fahan Alumni Award.
Travers Morphett Lecture
Date: Monday 17 October
Where: Fahan TM Hall
RSVP by Monday 10 October