HRCA Members

  • Mr Andrew Naylor, Chair

Andrew Naylor is a Barrister in Maurice Byers Chambers. He was formerly a Solicitor with the NSW Police Integrity Commission

  • Mr Michael Curtotti, Vice-chair

Michael Curtotti is a lawyer and legal counsel working for the ANU Students Association and the ANU Postgraduate & Research Students Association. He formerly served as Secretary of the Australian Forum of Human Rights Organisations.

  • Mr Patrick Earle

Patrick Earle is the executive Director of the Diplomacy Training Program at the Law School at the University of NSW

  • Mr James Dunn, Convenor

James Dunn, AO, founder of HRCA, is a former diplomat and former senior Australian Federal Parliamentary Researcher

  • Dr Roger Gurr

Dr Roger Gurr is a former President of Amnesty International Australia and currently Director of Mental Health in the Sydney West Area Health Service

  • Dr Jeff Kildea

Dr Jeff Kildea is a Barrister and historian. He is a former Chairman of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace and was a memberĀ  of UNIYA, the Jesuit Social Justice Centre in NSW

  • Dr David Kinley

Dr David Kinley holds the inaugural Chair in Human Rights Law at Sydney University. He was formerly Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University in Melbourne

  • Benjamin Lee

Ben works for the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). He previously worked within the United Nations human rights system in Geneva and with human rights organisations in Asia.

  • Ms Sanushka Mudaliar

Sanushka Mudaliar is a consultant to women’s rights organisations in the Asia-Pacific. She has previously worked with Oxfam Australia, Womyn’s Agenda for Change-Cambodia and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

  • Sister Patricia Pak Poy

Pat Pak Poy, AM, is a Mercy Sister and the the national coordinator of the Australian Network of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

  • Mr Chris Sidoti

Professor Chris Sidoti is a former Australian Human Rights Commissioner and former Director of the International Service for Human Rights

  • Mr Pat Walsh

Pat Walsh is a former Human Rights Officer for the Australian Council for Overseas Aid and currently senior advisor to the East Timorese Government’s Reception, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Secretariat

  • Mr Harris van Beek

Harris van Beek is a former Director of Amnesty International Australia, former CEO of Enterprise Career Education Foundation, and is now a Senior Consultant with the Nous Group