Human Rights


What we do

The Human Rights Committee (HRC) focuses on domestic and international human rights law and policy. The aim of the committee is to provide a space for young 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 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 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 committee regularly host speaker events featuring leading human rights barristers and lawyers on topical issues aimed at educating the profession and community.
  • The committee hosts networking and career events to enable young lawyers and law students to meet pre-eminent human rights lawyers and gain insights on career paths and opportunities. Members are also welcome to attend the committee’s annual social events which include speed networking and trivia.
  • The Human Rights Committee take 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: Maria Markoulli
Vice Chair: George Stribling
Secretary: Llewellyn Spink

What’s happening

Please visit our Facebook page to view our upcoming events.

When do we meet?

Monthly - Third Thursday

18 February 2021 6:00pm

15 July 2021 6:00pm

18 March 2021 6:00pm

19 August 2021 6:00pm

15 April 2021 6:00pm

16 September 2021 6:00pm

20 May 2021 6:00pm

21 October 2021 6:00pm

17 June 2021 6:00pm

18 November 2021 6:00pm