Speaker Profile

Gillian Triggs


Australian Human Rights Commission

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Gillian was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. Gillian is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law. She has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organisations advising on including law including human rights law. She is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum.