Kevin was a leading human rights jurist and senior advocate committed to human rights, equality and access to justice. In 2017, he received the award of Member of the Order of Australia for his 'significant service to the law and to the judiciary, to native title and human rights, and the community.' For 15 years, up until March 2020, he was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. From that position, he playing a pivotal role in the implementation and operation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 within the Victorian legal system, among other things. He chaired the committee overseeing the report that led to the introduction of the court's judicial mediation program. After retiring from the court, Professor Bell took up his academic position at Monash Law, using his extensive professional experience and strong reputation for excellence in judicial scholarship to promote and develop international human rights law and human rights education through Monash Law and the Castan Centre.
Kevin Bell's Articles
Hope for the homeless?
COVID-19 has proved that the homelessness problem is solvable, but will Australia make good on its human rights obligations once the pandemic has passed?