Mr Bill Barker


Bill is an international human rights consultant with extensive experience as a human rights trainer as well as on human rights institution-building.

Bill served for many years as an Australian diplomat, specialising in human rights and Indigenous issues. He spent four years in Geneva, Switzerland as an Australian Government representative to the UN and served for two years as Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Human Rights and Indigenous Issues section. His writing includes three substantial guide books on international human rights issues and the United Nations, including Getting Government to Listen, A guide to the International human rights system for Indigenous Australians.  He also provides analyses to UN developments and human rights situations in particular countries.