Leading Tribunal Members – Training Leaders

This session will discuss the personal experiences of developing and delivering training workshops in many countries, particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan, on sensitive topics such as gender, discrimination, equality and violence against women. It will describe and reflect on how trainings on gender sensitisation of procedures and conduct in courts can change mindset and empower leaders for the future. It will reflect on stereotypes as well as conscious and unconscious biases that we all have and why it is important to address them as tribunal members and leaders.

Hon Dr Robyn Layton AO QC
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA

My first appointment to the bench was as a Judge and Deputy President of the South Australian Industrial Court and Commission; then a Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and finally a Supreme Court in South Australia. Since 2010 I am an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia, Justice and Society and also work as a Judicial Education and Program Development Consultant. As a consultant for the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), I deliver training for judges, arbitrators, mediators and lawyers on labour law and human rights standards in more than 10 countries. As a consultant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) I have promoted gender issues for women. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, I delivered training programs for judges and prosecutors including setting up Gender Based Violence Courts. In Mongolia, Lao PDR and Fiji I am delivering capacity building workshops on strengthening women’s resilience to climate and disaster risks. Most recently I am working as a consultant on promoting Gender-Responsive Judicial Systems in Timor-Leste and 2 other pacific countries.

Jenny Brockie
Walkley award winning journalist

Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced journalists, broadcasters and facilitators.

Jenny’s extensive media career began at the ABC and spans television, online, radio and print. She has won a swag of media awards including the coveted Gold Walkley, two AFI Awards, a Logie, a Human Rights Award and three other Walkley Awards. She was the host of SBS’s Insight program for 19 years, and received 8 United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards for her work on the program.

Jenny has hosted important national and international discussions with renowned thought-leaders to explore, challenge and provoke current and future thinking on subjects as diverse as agriculture and the future of food, education standards, security, health, the arts and culture.

She has also interviewed many prominent local and international figures including former Australian Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.


Jun 10 2021


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 09 2021
  • Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm