Lizzie O’Shea

Lizzie O’Shea is a human rights lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. She is a founding member and Chair of Digital Rights Watch and the author of Future Histories.

Lizzie has been a lawyer for a decade and has local and international experience in a wide array of court jurisdictions, from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal up to the High Court of Australia. She previously worked in our social justice practice where her cases included acting for refugees detained by the Australian government, advocating for women to access fertility services free from harassment, and stopping a nuclear waste dump being built on land at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory without adequate consultation with traditional owners.

Lizzie’s international legal experience includes working at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva monitoring gender and racial equality in labour standards, as well working with indigent prisoners on death row in the USA.

More recently, Lizzie completed her Masters in Law at Columbia University in New York, receiving a scholarship to focus on human rights and corporate accountability. She subsequently worked on projects that use digital technology to advance human rights. These international experiences have cemented Lizzie’s passion for righting injustices and ensuring corporations are held to account for breaches of the law.