Our people

Meet the members and staff of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law Policy and Practice.

The Human Rights Centre is a departmental Centre responsible to the Dean of Auckland Law School.

An Advisory Board, drawn from members of the judiciary, the legal profession and the University, provides guidance to the Centre staff and advice to the Dean on the Centre’s development.

The Centre currently has a part-time Director responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations. The Director reports to the Dean and the Advisory Board.

Visiting research fellows may use the Centre as a base for their research activities.


Photograph of Alex and Carrie
Alexandra Allen-Franks and Carrie Leonetti

Advisory Board members


Justice Lynton Stevens

Legal profession

Andrew Butler
Deborah Manning
Adam Ross
Jesse Wilson

Affiliated faculty members

Founding Director: 2012-2013 Kris Gledhill
Previous Directors: Rosslyn Noonan, Paul Rishworth KC
Founding Deputy Director: 2012-2013 Chris Mahony