This year marks 200 years since the British Government controversially purchased the Parthenon Marbles from Lord Elgin and displayed them in the British Museum. The longstanding legal and diplomatic dispute about who owns them - Greece or the UK -continues to this day.
As Melbourne is home to one of the largest Greek diaspora communities in the world, it is fitting that the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) and Monash Law School are jointly hosting a moot court (simulated trial) and panel discussion on the dispute here.
Judges for the moot court trial: Justice Emilios Kyrou and Justice Rita Zammit of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Justice Debra Mortimer of the Federal Court of Australia.
Counsel for Greece: Paul Anastassiou QC, President of the Victorian Bar; Counsel for the UK: Julian Burnside AO QC.
Moderator for the panel discussion: Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission.Panel discussion members from Monash University: Associate Professor Douglas
Guilfoyle, international law expert; Dr Tria Gkouvas, legal philosopher; Dr Andrew Connor, ancient historian; Dr Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides, classicist.
Details of the event are as follow:
Wednesday 19 October 2016
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne.
5.30pm – 6.30pm drinks and canapes
6.30pm – 7.15pm moot court trial
7.15pm – 7.45pm panel discussion
7.45pm – 8pm audience questions
Places for this unique and timely event are limited. Tickets available: Trybooking
The cost is $20 for students; $35 for members of HAL (other than students) and $50 for all
For any inquiries, contact:
Elefteria (Teri) Konstantinou, HAL Committee Member, 0418 993 699,
Chris Roberts, Industry and Experience Manager, Monash University, 0403 232 645,