EOI’s Invited: ALHR Western Australia Convenors

February 10, 2024

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is seeking expressions of interest from lawyers to Co-Convene our Western Australian activities and play a leading role within the Western Australia for a Human Rights Act Coalition (WA4HRA)

About the roles

The successful applicants will be lawyers or final year law students with a knowledge of and passion for international human rights law.

ALHR WA Convenors manage ALHR’s advocacy on a wide range of human rights issues at the state level. This includes working in collaboration with ALHR’s national thematic subcommittees on areas of strategic priority. ALHR convenors are supported and guided by ALHR’s National Committee and Executive Management Committee.

A key priority for ALHR in Western Australia is our joint civil society campaign for a Western Australian Human Rights Act. The WA4HRA Campaign is co-convened by by ALHR and the Aboriginal legal Service of Western Australia Inc and auspiced by ALHR. The campaign coalition is made up of organisations and individuals advocating to ensure that the human rights of Western Australians are protected by law.  WA4HRA is led by a Steering Committee made up of member organisations and has several working groups. Together with the Co-Chairs of ALHR’s national Human Rights Act(s) Committee, ALHR WA Convenors play a leading role in contributing to and overseeing the WA4HRA Campaign through its Steering Committee and working groups.

Expectations of the role

A detailed list of expectation for the roles is available here. Please note that these activities are expected to be shared collaboratively amongst the successful applicants and it is anticipated that the roles require an average individual time commitment of 2 – 3 hours per-week.

These are voluntary positions and successful applicants will need to maintain a current annual ALHR membership.

How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest, including cover letter and a copy of your CV to Kerry Weste, ALHR President at president@alhr.org.au If you would like to discuss the roles before sending in an EOI Kerry would be very happy to hear from you.

As always, we thank you as members and supporters for your ongoing commitment to advancing human rights in Western Australia.