Emma Phillips - Principal Solicitor and Deputy Director
Emma Phillips is Principal Solicitor and Deputy Director at Queensland Advocacy Incorporated. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) and a Bachelor of Arts (political theory) from the University of Queensland and a PhD in human rights law from La Trobe University.
Emma commenced her career working in private practice, specialising in discrimination and industrial law and has worked in the community legal sector for many years. Emma has a keen interest in human rights protections for vulnerable people and was actively involved in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland and the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) disability rights network. She is Deputy Chair of the Human Rights and Public Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society and former Chair of the Human Rights Subcommittee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.