Téa oversees the implementation of all of the Trust’s core legal work and manages the overall operation of the Trust. She has global experience in strategic litigation, training and technical assistance on international human rights law and comparative constitutional law, with a particular focus on matters relating to women’s human rights and LGBT human rights. She previously
held inter-governmental appointments as Gender Equality Advisor to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Human Rights Advisor to the Commonwealth Secretariat, and worked as
an associate lawyer in the litigation department of a leading Western Canadian law firm. She has advised multiple governments, civil society organisations and litigants across Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean, and has represented inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the UN Human Rights Council and through submissions to a range of UN human rights treaty bodies.
Téa is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada (non-practising) and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (England) where she was named Alumna of the Year 2014 for services to human rights. She is a Strategic Advisor to the global Gqual Campaign which promotes gender parity in international tribunals, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association from 2015-2017 and a member of the Editorial Board of the Commonwealth Human Rights Law Digest from 2011-2012.