The Asia Pacific Chapter
The Asia Pacific Chapter spans nearly half the globe and includes not only the large and populous countries of Asia but also the many scattered island nations of the Pacific. The languages, cultures and diverse interests make it a complex region and the sharing of knowledge and information about protection and migration issues is all the more important here. The Association has long been active in assisting regional countries with an interest in developing both protection and migration systems, particularly in understanding and applying principles of human rights law and international law generally.
Chapter President Sean Baker
Sean is a senior member of the Refugee and Migration Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia, based at its office in Sydney. He held office as the Secretary of the Asia Pacific Chapter Council from 2016 to 2021, when he was elected to the position of President of the Chapter. As Chapter President, Sean serves on the Executive of the global IARMJ.
The Asia Pacific Chapter Council is Sean Baker (President), Joy Torres (Vice President), Sue Zelinka (Secretary), Bridget Dingle (Treasurer), Martin Treadwell (Immediate Past President), Perry Wood (Marketing) Andrew Molloy (Council Member), Kay Ransome (Council Member) and Filip Gelev (Council Member).