School of Law
University of New England
2022 Kirby Seminar series

Via webinar Wednesday 2 November, 1pm AEDT

Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty with

Tasmania’s Aboriginal People

Professor Tim McCormack

Professor of International Law, University of Tasmania Law School

If interested and to obtain a link, please register for this Kirby Seminar at


In this this Kirby Seminar, Professor McCormack will discuss the Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty Report which was prepared by Tim and Professor Kate Warner. In preparing the report, more than 100 meetings took place with Tasmanian Aboriginal people. The key themes that arose from the consultations were truth-telling, treaty, identity and lateral violence, land and sea, cultural heritage and practices, education and capacity building, history, intergenerational trauma, and terminology (e.g. reconciliation, Aboriginal / Indigenous / First Nations / First Peoples).

Tim is a Professor of International Law at the University of Tasmania. He is also a Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and an honorary Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Tim was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2010 and appointed by the Premier of Tasmania in 2021 to support Prof Kate Warner in mapping out a Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty with Tasmania’s Aboriginal People.

Tim will be travelling to the Hague in the near future for International Criminal Court-related commitments.