Michael Tamblyn has worked at the Federation as the Generalist-Specialist CLC Project Manager since December 2016.
Before joining the Federation, Michael worked as Manager and Principal Lawyer at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Human Rights Law Program.
Michael has lived in Latin America where he worked with Peace Brigades International providing international advocacy and protective accompaniment for Mexican human rights defenders at risk of persecution, and interned at the Centre for Justice and International Law where he assisted staff lawyers litigate matters before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. His first job as a lawyer was with the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement in South Australia where he did court work in remote communities, including regular circuits on the Pitjantjatjara Lands. He has also worked as a volunteer for community legal centres and not-for-profit organisations.
Michael holds a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University, South Australia