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Born: Established: 1945 ;
Gender: Female
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Gillian Triggs is a human rights advocate. 

As an academic, Gillian has specialised in public international law. She has been Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2018), President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (2012-2017), Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner of the HRC (2012-2013), and Challis Professor of International Law at the Sydney Law School (2007-2012). In 2019, Gillian was appointed Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at the United Nations, to oversee the UNHCR's protection work with refugees.

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y separately published work icon Speaking Up Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2018 14723594 2018 single work autobiography

'As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years.

'How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full airplane departing Canberra greeted her with a round of applause?

'Speaking Up shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs' convictions and the causes she has championed. She dares women to be a little vulgar and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all. And she will not rest until Australia has a Bill of Rights.

'Triggs' passionate memoir is an irresistible call to everyone who yearns for a fairer world. '  (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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