Nicholas Cowdery

Nicholas Cowdery AO QC is a former Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW who has spent 50 years in criminal justice in various capacities. He is a former President of the International Association of Prosecutors and inaugural Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. He holds numerous awards for involvement in criminal justice and human rights. He teaches criminal justice courses at universities in Sydney. His latest book (with Rachael Jane Chin) is "Frank & Fearless" (2019, NewSouth). He is a director of Justice Reform Initiative Ltd.


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