Speeches and Articles by Current Justices

The High Court of Australia publishes speeches and articles by current and former Justices and High Court Lectures.

Special Collection

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG is an international jurist, educator and former judge.  He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands (1995-96) and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).

This collection contains written materials produced by Justice Michael Kirby across 1993-2001. These materials include speeches, papers, articles, lectures, reports, book reviews, epilogues and forewords, as selected by Justice Kirby. The post-1996 collection comprises materials relating to Justice Kirby’s non-judicial activities since his appointment to the bench of the High Court of Australia.

Judge Giuseppe Federico Mancini

Judge G. Federico Mancini served as an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice from 1982 to 1988. He was appointed a Judge of the European Court of Justice in October 1988 and held office until his death in July 1999.

This collection encompasses three papers delivered by Judge Mancini of the European Court of Justice on a tour to Australia in October 1997. The tour was organised by the European Law Centre at the University of NSW and sponsored by the Law Foundation of NSW. The Foundation thanks the European Court of Justice and the European Law Centre at the University of NSW for allowing these papers to be published electronically.