16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Andreea Lachsz

ACT National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) Coordination Director

Andreea completed her Churchill Fellowship on culturally appropriate implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and is currently undertaking a PhD in the same area. She is the ACT National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) Coordination Director, and has previously volunteered as a humanitarian observer with the Australian Red Cross Immigration Detention Monitoring Program (visiting facilities in Australia, PNG and Nauru). She has previously worked as Head of Policy, Communications and Strategy at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, as a criminal defence lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid, and as a lawyer and coordinator of the community legal education team at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.