Kirby Awarded 2010 Justice Prize
PRIVACYJune 18, 2010
The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation has awarded former High Court Judge Michael Kirby with its 2010 Justice Prize, reports Adelaide Now. Kirby, who retired from the High Court bench last year, was named one of five award recipients by the U.S.-based foundation because of his work in law reform and promotion of human rights in Australia and abroad, the report states. "He has played a prominent role in the development of international human rights law, including, in particular, law relating to privacy, data security, bioethics and HIV/AIDS," said a citation. Kirby previously won EPIC's 2010 International Privacy Champion Award for his role in the development of the OECD Privacy Guidelines of 1980.