The College community is delighted to learn that Prof Ben Saul (in College 1995-97) has been appointed as a Special Rapporteur to the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Ben is the Sydney University Challis Chair of International Law and a Fellow of the University Senate.
Ben’s work with UNHRC54 will provide independent advice on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. This is a mandated role which has been operating since 2005. Ben succeeds a long list of eminent international jurors and is the first Australian appointed to this important unpaid role. These mandate-holders act independently of governments and as such play an important role in monitoring sovereign nations and democratically elected governments and policies.