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Alexandra Owens


Alexandra Owens Senior Legal Officer Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Countries of expertise Indonesia, Sri Lanka, East Timor

Work sector Government, Legal services, Non-governmental organisation

Asian languages spoken Indonesian, Tetum

Location Sydney, Australia

Other Available for Visiting schools to speak with staff/parents, Visiting schools to speak with students, Available for virtual interactions via Skype or other electronic means


Alex is a Senior Legal Officer on the Public Interest Advocacy Centre's International Crimes Evidence Project, which conducts objective, independent investigations into serious alleged violations of international law in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to this, Alex worked at DFAT for over seven years, including two years as Executive Officer in the ASEAN and East Asia Summit Section and two years as First Secretary (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste. Alex studied Indonesian at university and was trained to working-level fluency in Timor-Leste's official languages, Tetum and Portuguese, prior to her diplomatic posting with DFAT. She lived in Sri Lanka for one year, working at Colombo University's Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and reached conversational level proficiency in Sinhalese during her time there.

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