Dr Thom has worked as Amnesty International Australia’s Refugee Coordinator since May 2000, working on behalf of individual asylum seekers as well as on broader human rights issues relating to refugees. In 2000 Dr Thom completed his PhD at the University of Sydney’s Department of Government. He has visited detention centres in Australia, including those on Christmas Island and refugee camps and detention centres in the Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, Nauru and Thailand. Over the last eleven years Dr Thom has represented Amnesty International at the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement in Geneva. Dr Thom continues to give lectures and publish articles on refugee issues, both globally and domestically.
Graham will be speaking on the panel ' How to hold the Government to account' on Thursday 13 February
Conference Day One Thursday 13
Parallel Session: How to hold the Government to account
This workshop offers refugee advocates an understanding of non-judicial accountability mechanisms and their potential use in client and policy work. It also offers an opportunity for new and seasoned advocates to share knowledge and practical action.
Raziq Qasimi, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT)