Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser will be a key figure on the panel of human rights experts presenting the UNSW branch of Amnesty International's public symposium 'Human rights and Australian identity in the age of terror.'

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, Australian Prime Minister John Howard described them as an attack on "the very values on which this nation is built".

Amnesty International UNSW's symposium will discuss what those values are, how our values can be protected, whether our human rights have been compromised and how our multicultural society is being impacted by Australia's involvement in the 'War on Terror'. It will also look at the changing status of human rights in Western society.

The panel will be made up of Mr Fraser; John Dowd, president of the International Commission of Jurists and former NSW Attorney General and Supreme Court justice; Professor George Williams, Director of UNSW's Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law, and will be moderated by Dr Ben Saul, Director of the Sydney Centre for International and Global Law.

What: Human rights and Australian identity in the age of terror: public lectureDate: 6pm, Wednesday 3 October 2007 Venue: Law Theatre, University of New South Wales, Kensington (near Anzac Parade)More information: