Australian human rights lawyer and WikiLeaks supporter Jennifer Robinson appears to have been placed on a travel watch list and was prevented from leaving the UK this morning until approval was secured from the Australian High Commission.

Robinson was returning to Australia to speak at the same conference as Attorney-General Nicola Roxon tomorrow -- the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association's Regional Law Conference -- on the apt subject of "Lawyers in the firing line". Roxon is giving an address on human rights.