Human Rights


What we do

The Human Rights Sub-Committee focuses on domestic and international human rights law and policy. The aim of the Sub-Committee is to provide a space for early career lawyers and law students to network, discuss human rights law, gain career insights and opportunities, increase their knowledge of topical issues, and advance human rights.

Our initiatives

  • The Human Rights Sub-Committee runs a number of award-winning projects aimed at increasing access to justice and advancing the protection and promotion of human rights within Australia and internationally. An example being the Sub-Committee’s Refugee Assistance Project, which was awarded the NSW Young Lawyer’s Patron Award for Best Community Project in both 2016 and 2017.
  • The Sub-Committee regularly hosts speaker events featuring leading human rights barristers and lawyers on topical issues aimed at educating the profession and community.
  • The Sub-Committee hosts networking and career events to enable early career lawyers and law students to meet pre-eminent human rights lawyers and gain insights on career paths and opportunities. Subscribers are also welcome to attend the Sub-Committee’s annual social events which include speed networking and trivia.
  • The Human Rights Sub-Committee takes an active role in law reform and policy, commenting on legislative and policy changes that have human rights implications at the Federal and State levels.
  • Lawyers engage in mock hearings ran by judges, barristers and solicitors and are provided with feedback in an informal environment.


Who we are

Chair: George Stribling
Vice Chair: Claudia Robinson
Secretary: Jordan Tana

What’s happening

Visit our FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages for information about our upcoming meetings and events. 

When do we meet?

Monthly - Last Thursday

View agendas, minutes and online meeting details

29 February 2024 6:00pm

25 July 2024 6:00pm

28 March 2024 6:00pm

29 August 2024 6:00pm

18 April 2024 6:00pm

26 September 2024 6:00pm

30 May 2024 6:00pm

31 October 2024 6:00pm

27 June 2024 6:00pm 

28 November 2024 6:00pm

Policy submissions

You can view the NSW Young Lawyers Human Rights Law Sub-Committee policy submissions here.