Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation
Lucy Geddes leads PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project and also contributes to our Equality and Discrimination work.
Lucy has worked on issues relating to access to justice for over 10 years in Victoria, NSW, South Africa, England, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Gender justice has been a cross-cutting theme across all of Lucy’s work. Previously, Lucy was the head of Legal Action Worldwide’s Sri Lanka office, an international human rights organisation which promotes access to justice for victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Lucy has worked at Victoria Legal Aid, in private practice in NSW, and completed clerkships with Chief Justice Mogoeng of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Justice Tarfusser of the International Criminal Court. Lucy was awarded best overall performance in her MSc in Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics, which she completed as a Lionel Murphy Scholar. Lucy has been published in a variety of forums on topics such as the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, gender and reparations, international criminal law and transitional justice. In addition to her work at PIAC, Lucy is also a teaching fellow at the University of New South Wales, where she teaches evidence law.