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First indigenous woman elected to UN forum

Megan Davis, director of the Indigenous Law Centre in the Faculty of Law at UNSW, is the first Australian indigenous woman to be elected to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Although nominated by the federal government, she will serve as an independent expert. Davis has extensive experience as an international human rights lawyer and participated in the drafting of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is a former UN indigenous fellow of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and has participated as a lawyer in indigenous legal advocacy, UN working groups and expert seminars at the United Nations for over a decade.

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