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Jeswynn Yogaratnam

Human Rights Law academic at Charles Darwin University and a Hearing Commissioner with the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission
Jeswynn Yogaratnam

Jeswynn Yogaratnam is a Human Rights Law academic at Charles Darwin University and a Hearing Commissioner with the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission. He also a scholar at Australian National University researching on mental health policies of people in immigration detention.

In 2009 his research team secured an AusAID grant to work on improving access to justice in Timor-Leste for women in gender violence. This led to the Parliamentary Roundtable in Canberra on policy and law development pertaining to Gender Violence in South Pacific. In 2010 he was awarded the Australasian Law Teachers Award for Outstanding Early Career Academic in Research. In 2011 Jeswynn founded the Northern Territory Council for Human Rights Education. The Council has secured Federal Government grants for human rights education in remote community schools. Jeswynn has also been actively involved in the Race Relations Roundtable and consultation on National Strategy Against Racism.