The AGM of the International Law Association will be held at 5.00 pm on Thursday, 15 December 2016 at the offices of Marque Lawyers, Level 4, 343 George Street, Sydney NSW.

The AGM will be followed by an end of year function at 5:30 pm, which will feature a presentation by Patricia Garcia AO entitled ‘Humanitarians under Fire’.

Patricia Garcia AO is a highly respected humanitarian and human rights advocate, with experience in project design and delivery, campaigning and fundraising. For over 20 years Patricia has lived and worked in war zones. She has managed and coordinated humanitarian relief and development programs to assist refugees and IDPs in some of the world’s longest running conflicts, including Afghanistan, Sudan and Burma.

Patricia has worked for the United Nations and international NGOs, including Oxfam, Peace Winds Japan, German Agro Action, Norwegian Church Aid, UNHCR and UNOPS. In June 2016, Patricia was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia. Patricia is also a 2016 State Finalist for Australian of the Year.

The end of year function is open to both members and non‑members. Drinks and canapés will be provided. The cost of attendance is $10 (for members) and $20 (for non‑members).

Those who wish to attend the AGM and/or end of year function are requested to RSVP by email to secretary@ila.org.au.

Documentation for the AGM has already been sent to members directly by separate email. Any members who have not received this information should also contact secretary@ila.org.au