Members of the NSW Chapter attended an event recently that perfectly matches the international vision of HAL outlined by NSW Chief Justice, the Hon. Tom Bathurst AC.
Members and guests of the NSW Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association were privileged to hear a lecture from Professor Nicos C. Alivizatos, Professor of Law at the University of Athens, speaking on “Authoritarian Democracy – Populism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe. Recent Developments from a Greek Perspective”.
As NSW Chief Justice The Honourable Tom Bathurst AC remarked in his address at the NSW Chapter launch, a core purpose of HAL is to facilitate “links and exchanges between lawyers of Greek origin and Philhellenic lawyers both in Australia and around the world, with a view to fostering friendship, trade, cultural and educational exchange”.
Professor Alivizatos’s visit and lecture added to the Hellenic community’s consistent civic contribution to Australian society, enriched by the unique experiences that people from other countries and cultures bring to our shores.
NSW Chapter Patron of HAL, The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia, also addressed the audience.
The NSW Chapter also, in October 2017, held a members’ event at the Hellenic Club at which they hosted delegates of Hellenic origin attending the International Bar Association conference in Sydney.
Pictures of the Event