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Megan Davis


Megan Davis is the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law and Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous, UNSW, and Director of the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Law and Justice. She is the Chair of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples based in Geneva and has served as a UN human rights expert for over a decade. She has been the leading constitutional lawyer on First Nations recognition in the Australian Constitution since 2011 and served on the Prime Minister’s Expert Panel on Indigenous constitutional recognition in 2011 and the Prime Minister’s Referendum Council in 2015–17. In 2021 she was named co-recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize in recognition of her work on the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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