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HAL (VIC) - Greece v UK: Parthenon Marbles Case 19 Oct 2016


Greece v UK: The Parthenon Marbles Case - moot court and panel discussion

This year marks 200 years since the British Government controversially purchased the Parthenon Marbles from Lord Elgin and displayed them in the British Museum. The longstanding legal and diplomatic dispute about who owns them - Greece or the UK - continues to this day.

As Melbourne is home to one of the largest Greek diaspora communities in the world, it is fitting that the Victorian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) and Monash Law School are jointly hosting a moot court (simulated trial) and panel discussion on the dispute here.

Moot court:


Justice Emilios Kyrou, Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal

Justice Rita Zammit, Supreme Court of Victoria

Justice Debra Mortimer, Federal Court of Australia

Counsel for Greece:

Mr Paul Anastassiou QC, President of the Victorian Bar

Counsel for the UK:

Mr Julian Burnside AO QC

Panel discussion:


Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission.

Monash University Panel:

Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, international law expert

Dr Tria Gkouvas, legal philosopher

Dr Andrew Connor, ancient historian

Dr Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides, classicist


Wednesday 19 October 2016

5.30pm – 6.30pm drinks and canapes

6.30pm – 7.15pm moot court trial

7.15pm – 8.00pm panel discussion and audience questions


$20 Students (HAL members)

$20 Students (non-members)

$35 HAL members (other than students)

$50 for all other attendees


Monash Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


HAL - Elefteria (Teri) Konstantinou

T: 0418 993 699


Monash University - Chris Roberts, Industry and Experience Manager
T: 0403 232 645