In honour of International Women’s Day: 14 Australians elevating human rights in 2017 | Law

In honour of International Women’s Day: 14 Australians elevating human rights in 2017

Professor Rosemary Kayess was listed in honour of International Women's Day: 14 Australians elevating human rights in 2017 by Amnesty International Director Claire Mallison. 

Professor Rosemary Kayess was listed as one of 14 bold and inspirational Australian women joining the fight against inequality and the injustice against their fellow humans beings for International Women's Day. 

At the age of 20, Rosemary Kayess sustained a spinal-cord injury in a car accident. Now a Visiting Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Rosemary has has since devoted her career to human rights and discrimination law.

Her proudest career moment, she says, was her contribution to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which entered into force in 2008. “There's definite energy and movement on disability rights following the Convention,” says Rosemary. “It's that energy that keeps you going.”

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