Emily Christie works across the international pro bono program advising individuals, civil society organisations, UN organisations and international NGOs on human rights, access to justice, legal education, policy and law reform.

Emily’s areas of focus include access to justice, gender, sexuality, health, and child rights. She represents clients before UN, regional and domestic human rights mechanisms and courts and trains organisations to utilise these mechanisms to advocate for their rights. She manages and supervises large teams of lawyers to undertake high impact cross-jurisdictional projects and advise on various areas of law of international concern.

She has worked with clients on law reform and advocacy efforts around child marriage, FGM, gender based violence, HIV discrimination, disability rights and the establishment of National Human Rights Institutions. Her domestic pro bono practice has included litigation on sexual orientation and gender identity, including a landmark Australian High Court Case on gender identity, advising on voting rights for people with a disability, racial discrimination and indigenous rights and juvenile justice. Emily also guest lectures on international and regional human rights laws and mechanisms.

Emily has worked in Australia, The Gambia, South Africa, Geneva and Kenya. She previously managed the Asia Pacific Pro Bono Practice. Before joining the pro bono team, Emily practised in DLA Piper's Commercial Dispute Resolution team. She has a Masters in International Public Health and worked as a public health researcher before studying law.