Benedict Coyne

Benedict Coyne

President – Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Benedict Coyne is the national President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and a human rights lawyer and advocate based at law firm Anderson Fredericks Turner in Brisbane, Australia. ALHR is a national organisation of Australian solicitors, barristers, academics, judicial officers, and law students who promote the protection of international human rights standards in Australia.

In 2015 Benedict graduated with distinction from a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. In 2009 he completed his undergraduate law degree at Southern Cross University and was awarded the university medal for outstanding academic achievement. Benedict is a passionate advocate for human rights both domestically and internationally and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Australian Lawyers Alliance/Amnesty International 2014 National Emerging Lawyer of the Year Award and the 2015 Queensland Civil Justice Award. He is also a co-founder of the international business and human rights consulting group Synceritas with a number of his Oxford colleagues. In his pre-law life he was a multi-award-winning slam poet.

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