Chasing Wrongs and Rights: Elaine Pearson in conversation

Please join us for a conversation with human rights defender Elaine Pearson in one of her final public appearances before leaving Australia for her new role as Asia Director of Human Rights Watch.

The former Australia Director at Human Rights Watch will discuss her new book, Chasing Wrongs and Rights, and share her experiences defending human rights — from human trafficking in Nepal to the 'drug war' in the Philippines to treatment of detainees in Papua New Guinea and in Australia — offering an extremely involving personal account of how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve got to go. 

Elaine will be joined in conversation by ABC TV Weekend Breakfast host Fauziah Ibrahim.

Elaine has worked for Human Rights Watch since 2007 in New York and Sydney and conducted human rights investigations around the globe. She was Human Rights Watch’s inaugural Australia Director from 2013­­­–2022. Prior to Human Rights Watch, Elaine worked for the United Nations and non-governmental organisations in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and London.

She is an adjunct lecturer in law at UNSW, was on the Advisory Committee of UNSW’s Australian Human Rights Institute 2019-2022 and on the board of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of this event.