Andrea Coomber

Legal Practice Director

Andrea Coomber is an Australian qualified lawyer, with a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an LLM (Dist.) from the London School of Economics.  After practicing as a discrimination lawyer in Australia, Andrea spent five years living and working in human rights in New Delhi, Geneva and Cairo.  Andrea joined INTERIGHTS in 2002.  As the Senior Lawyer on the Equality Programme she advised and co-represented applicants before the European Court of Human Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the UN treaty bodies, and submitting briefs of amicus curiae, including in landmark cases such as DH and Others v the Czech Republic, Nachova v Bulgaria and Opuz v Turkey.  Andrea sits on the litigation advisory bodies of a number of international human rights organizations and regularly lectures on international human rights law and equality in Europe and North America.  Andrea has a thematic interest in the human rights of vulnerable people, particularly women and persons with disabilities.  She is fluent in British Sign Language. Email Andrea at