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Andrew is an international human rights lawyer with 20 years of varied UN and international advocacy experience. Andrew is International Director at the Centre for POlicy Development in Melbourne Australia.
Previously he lived in New York for 16. For most of those years he was CEO of Crisis Action, leading at global team of almost 60 people in 11 countries to protect civilians from war in places like Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.
Prior to Crisis Action, Andrew worked for four years at Human Rights First (formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) in New York, where he coordinated UN advocacy, managed the Human Rights Defenders Program and led Latin American work.
Previously, Andrew was a lawyer in Australia representing indigent clients and refugees and spearheading major law reform projects. He has also worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador, the UN Regional Commission in Thailand, the Australian delegation to the UN General Assembly, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions. Andrew holds honours degrees in politics and law from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Laws from New York University School of Law. He is a John Monash Scholar.