Law and human rights advocacy workshop

Date & time

1–2pm Thursday 13 October 2016

Venue

Law Link Theatre

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University

Speakers

Priscilla Chia (We Believe in Second Chances)
Guy Ragen (Amnesty International Australia)

Accommodation

For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.

Contact

LRSJ

Presented by law reform and social justice

Advocacy

How does advocacy intersect with law? How can you use your legal training to work for changes in policy in Australia and in the region?

This workshop invites students to reflect with lawyers and advocates Priscilla Chia and Guy Ragen on these questions. It is a great opportunity to hear from and ask questions of advocates who work on human rights and the death penalty in Australia and in Asia. 

Priscilla and Guy are also speakers at a joint Law Reform and Social Justice and ANU Amnesty event, Confronting Death: Capital Punishment in Asia.

Speakers

  • Priscilla Chia »

    Priscilla Chia is the co-founder and Director of We Believe in Second Chances, a youth-led non-governmental organisation that advocates for the abolition of the death penalty in Singapore. Second Chances has campaigned on behalf of numerous death row inmates in Singapore, including Kho Jabing and Yong Vui Kong. Priscilla currently works as an associate at one of Singapore's leading public interest litigation firms. 

  • Guy Ragen »

    Guy works in Amnesty International's government relations team, advising on Amnesty's death penalty and Indigenous youth incarceration campaigns. Previously, he was adviser and speechwriter to two federal Cabinet Ministers and a Deputy Leader of the Opposition. 

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