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Elizabeth Biok - member of JRS Australia board.

Elizabeth Biok is a retired lawyer with expertise in refugee law. She practiced in administrative law at the Legal Aid Commission of NSW for more than twenty years representing asylum seekers at all levels of the legal process.  She has been a volunteer and board member with various non-government organizations working on refugee law and policy. Her doctoral research was on refugees in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Biok has been an active member of the International Commission of Jurists Australia since the 1009s and at present is the Secretary General. She regularly speaks on human rights issues in Southeast Asia. She worked as a legal advisor with the United Nations in Timor Leste and currently assists church groups in both Dili and remote areas. She is a fluent Indonesian speaker and has spoken to legal and civil society groups in Indonesia and Timor Leste about refugee law. 

Qualifications: B.A (Hons ), Diploma of Education, Diploma of Law, Doctorate in Juridical Studies (on Refugees in the Asia Pacific region, particularly related to Indonesia), Diploma in Language Studies in Indonesian Studies

Elizabeth Biok has been a JRS Australia board member since 1 December 2016.