Professor Megan Davis

Dr Megan Davis is a Professor of Law and an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a member of the NSW Sentencing Council.

Professor Davis is the immediate past Chair and UN expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, and holds portfolios including Administration of Justice and Gender and Women, and is the focal point for UN Women and UN AIDS.

Professor Davis was the Rapporteur of the UN EGM on an Optional Protocol to the UNDRIP in 2015 as well as the author of a UNPFII study on a supervisory mechanism for UNDRIP (2014). Megan was the UN Rapporteur for the International Expert Group Meeting on Combating violence against indigenous women and girls: article 22 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN Rapporteur for the International EGM on Indigenous Youth.

Professor Davis current research is on constitutional design and Indigenous peoples and is one of the Chief Investigators in an ARC project on the impact of extra-legal factors on the sentencing of Indigenous offenders of sexual abuse of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory.