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Nicholas Cowdery honoured for his service to the law and human rights
Former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, who has deep links to the northern beaches, has been recognised for his service to the law, human rights and the community. Picture: James Croucher
A man known for having one of the sharpest legal minds in the country has been made an officer (AO) of the Order of Australia.
Nicholas Cowdery QC, the former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, has been honoured for distinguished service to the law; to the protection of human
rights, to professional legal bodies, and to the community.
Mr Cowdery who is a vice-president of the West Pittwater Association and has a house at McCarrs Creek, was at the helm of the DPP from 1994 to 2011. He
was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003.
As well as his distinguished legal career, Mr Cowdery is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s National Human Rights Committee and is a founding co-chair
of the Human Rights Institute.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at Sydney University.