Members of the Asia-Pacific Council

BD Bangladesh
Abu Bokkor Siddik
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH | Divisional Officer-Paralegal Advisory Services

The honour came up with the conferment of the title Masters of Law (LL.M) from prestigious institution Eastern University, Dhaka Bangladesh, as I feel it in this way, the inception of new paradigm in my life. Afterwards, I have enrolled myself as an Advocate under Bangladesh Bar Council in Dhaka Judge Court in 8th December 2009 and started to look forward to my own niche. Almost 06 years managerial job experience in the field of... read more

ID Indonesia
Ahmad Taufan Damanik
ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children-ACWC | Indonesia Representative of Children Rights

Ahmad Taufan Damanik is Indonesia Representative of Child Rights to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) for 2013 – 2016 and former Vice Chair for the Commission for 2010-2013. He has been working with his NGO which specialized in addressing child rights issues since 1986 and played a big role in campaigning the issue of the worst form of child labor. He and his organization... read more

AU Australia
Alasdair Roy
ACT Human Rights Commission | Children & Young People Commissioner

Alasdair Roy is the Children & Young People Commissioner within the ACT Human Rights Commission, Australia, a position he has held since 2008. Alasdair holds a Masters degree in counselling psychology, and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Alasdair has worked with children and young people for over 25 years, including in the areas of: human rights; statutory advocacy; consulting with children and young... read more

VN Vietnam
An Dao
Department of Criminal and Adminitrative Laws – Ministry of Justice, Vietnam | Deputy Head of Adminstrative Laws Division

LL.B., Ha Noi Universtiy of Law, Viet Nam, 1996

LL.M., Nagoya University, Japan, 2010

Ph.D Reaseacher, Hanoi Univeristy of Law, Vietnam, since 2013

Legal Specialist, Ministry of Justice of Vietnam, July 1997-July 2016

Child Protection Sepcialist (Justice Specialist) – UNICEF Vietnam: From August 2016

MY Malaysia
Andrew Khoo
Human Rights Committee, Bar Council Malaysia | Co-Chair

Andrew Khoo graduated from King’s College London with an LLB (Hons) and AKC in 1988 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991 and the High Court of Malaya in 1995. He is in his seventh year as an annually elected member of the Bar Council, and serves as Co-Chair of the Human Rights Committee. Having moved from corporate law to human rights in 2007, he has represented the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM),... read more

IN India
Bharti Ali
HAQ: Centre for Child Rights | Co-Director

Bharti Ali has been working on the rights of women and children for the last 23 years. While her area of expertise is child protection and justice for children, she has worked on several critical issues such as involuntary displacement due to development, housing rights, gender inequality, reproductive health rights, right to education etc.

SG Singapore
Braema Mathi
MARUAH | President

Braema Mathi is the president of MARUAH, a non-governmental human rights organization founded in 2007 and based in Singapore. MARUAH means Dignity in Malay, Singapore’s national language. MARUAH focuses on research, advocacy and public education. MARUAH is consulted on human rights issues by, among others, ASEAN and has published several human rights reports. Furthermore, they are also promoting the spirit of human rights, which is... read more

LA Laos
Chanthaly Douanvilay
People's Supreme Court of Lao PDR | Judge

I work as a judge of People’s Supreme Court and General director of the Department of the Technical Management and Statistics under the People’ Supreme Court. The Department is in Administration in terms of legislations and laws concerned with procedure particularly the problems are not unification in implementation, consolidate and improve the legislations of court system used, collect and research, analysis statistics of court... read more

NZ New Zealand
Chris Graveson
| Advisor Children in Conflict/Contact with the Law

I retired from the New Zeland Police in May 2012. For the last 17 years I held the position of the National Co-ordinator Youth Aid that oversees Police responses to juvenile offending and care and protection issues. Since retiring from the Police I have been working on matters relating to children in contact with the law who may be a victim, witness and/or a juvenile offender.

While a member of Police, I worked as a... read more

ID Indonesia
Elfina Lebrine Sahetapy
Faculty of Law, University of Surabaya | Vice Dean

I am a lecture for 20 years, and I do some research in the field of juvenile delinquency and juvenile criminal justice system. This Issue is very important because we are dealing with the children as the next generation. I have a working group with some other colleague and students to disseminate The Protection of Children Act and also The Juvenile Justice System Act to the society and schools. We build networking with NGO, Schools... read more