Chris Sidoti

    Mr. Chris SIDOTI (Australia) is a human rights lawyer, activist and teacher, he was formerly the chair of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.He currently works from Sydney, Australia, as an international human rights consultant, specializing in the international human rights system and in national human rights institutions.He was director of the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), based in Geneva, from 2003 to 2007, and is currently a board member. He has been Australian Human Rights Commissioner (1995-2000), Australian Law Reform Commissioner (1992-1995) and Foundation Director of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1987-1992).He has also worked in non-government organisations, including the Human Rights Council of Australia and the Australian Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. In 2007-2008 he was the independent chair of the United Kingdom Government’s Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum.He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Griffith University (Queensland), University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) and the Australian Catholic University and an Affiliate at the Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney.Mr. Sidoti was appointed as VFTC Board Member by the Secretary-General in December 2011.

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