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About Susan Harris Rimmer

Dr Susan Harris Rimmer is the Manager of Advocacy and Development Practice at the Australian Council for International Development, peak body for Australian development NGOs. She is also a Visting Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Justice in RegNet at the Australian National University. She is the outgoing President of national voluntary NGO Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, and an outgoing board member of Un Women National Committee Australia. She has fourteen years experience as a lawyer, researcher, campaigner and policy analyst (NCCA, ACFID, UNHCR and Parliament), most of which has been in the human rights, refugee and women’s sectors. She has specialist knowledge in the fields of international law (especially transitional justice), human rights and anti-discrimination law and policy, refugee and migration law and policy, law reform and Parliamentary processes, a rights-based approach to development, social policy and the strengthening of civil society movements, especially through the promotion of women’s leadership.


Present BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)(UQ), SJD (ANU), Visting Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Justice, RegNet, ANU



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