There has been significant recent discussion about existing and new policies for national and international sporting associations that regulate the participation of Transgender athletes in major codes, such as swimming and football. The discussion involves diverse and complex legal issues, including international human rights law, anti-discrimination principles, anti-doping, the right to privacy, and the general principles of fair competition and integrity. At the heart of the discussion is the need to ensure that such policies focus on the major values at the heart of all sport – respect, inclusion and fairness – and that any proposed exclusion is justifiable and proportionate.
This session provides an opportunity for an informed, intelligent, and respectful discussion on the relevant issues.
The Australian Bar Association is proud to present a respectful and sensitive panel discussion from expert lawyers about these complex matters, with insightful commentary on potential future reforms.
This session is open to all members of the Australian Legal Profession.
Chair: John Heard (he/him), Victorian Bar; speakers: Ben Ihle KC (he/him), Victorian Bar; Amy Hando (she/her) Victorian Bar; Addison Harrington (she/her), Associate, Gilchrist Connell
05 11 - 10 November 2022
10 November 2022 - 10 November 2022