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Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson is Senior Policy Lawyer, Human Rights, at the Law Council of Australia. He previously worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Human Rights in China. Simon’s interests include international law, foreign policy, law reform and security studies, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a BComm, LLB and GDLP from The Australian National University, and an LLM in International Law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University on a full scholarship award. Simon has also completed studies at Harvard University, Nanjing University and The University of Hong Kong. He is admitted as lawyer of the High Court of Australia and the ACT Supreme Court.

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  • Communist party declares war on China's lawyers

    Silenced: Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang (Photo courtesy Flickr user Global Panorama) In the early hours of 9 July 2015, Wang Yu’s (??) electricity was suddenly cut off in her flat. Writing on WeChat, the lawyer said she heard the sound of people trying to break in. Shortly afterwards she was gone. More than six months later Wang Yu is still being held incommunicado by the Chinese authorities. Her friends and family have no idea where she is.