Courage in pursuit of justice

12 Nov 2018

International lawyer Melinda Taylor talks to Contact about her duty to stand up for basic human rights – even when her own safety is at risk.

Even in the face of danger and crushing public pressure, criminal law and human rights lawyer Melinda Taylor has ardently upheld the universal human right to a fair trial, representing polarising figures such as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and assisting the defence team of convicted Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.

For almost 20 years, the UQ alumnus (Bachelor of Laws ’98, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) ’98) has served across various international organisations; ensuring all people regardless of creed, ideation, or association have access to due process.

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