Debbie Kilroy OAM, MLB, GDFMenH, GDLPrac, BSocWk is a former prisoner, principal lawyer of Kilroy & Callaghan Lawyers and the CEO of Sisters Inside — an independent community organisation in Brisbane that advocates for the human rights of criminalised women and girls.
Kilroy is a strong, active advocate for the implementation and monitoring of human rights within women's prisons and works against discriminatory practices.
She has participated in several international meetings, including the expert meeting to develop the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (Bangkok Rules) and the Commission on the Status of Women sessions annually.
Debbie Kilroy is the first person convicted of serious criminal offences admitted to practice law in Australia. Her expertise is in criminal defence law.