The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has appointed
Edward Santow as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Edward is the Director of the Charter
of Human Rights Project and Co-Director of the Terrorism and Law Project at
the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, at the University of New
South Wales (UNSW).
He is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW, teaching
Administrative, Constitutional, Human Rights and Public Law.
Edward has previously worked with the Australian Law
Reform Commission and King & Wood Mallesons.
In 2004, he was appointed to a European
Union-funded project investigating anti-discrimination legislation in
Europe, North America and Australia.
His community and voluntary activities include
the Vice Presidency of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and
membership of the Executive Committee of the Australian Human
Rights Group. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the
Global Alliance for Justice Education.
In 2004, Edward was admitted as a Solicitor of
the Supreme Court of NSW. He holds a Masters of Laws from the
University of Cambridge in addition to degrees in law and arts
from the University of Sydney.
He starts at PIAC on 11 October 2010.