Sarouche Razi studied in Ghana in 2004 from his home institution, Macquarie University in Australia. He was the guest speaker at ISEP’s inaugural Australian Alumni event in October 2018. He’s a principal lawyer at Westjustice, a pro bono lawyer with Kimberley Community Legal Centre and teaches the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the ANU.
Previously, Sarouche was the Principal at Kimberley Community Legal Services, a community legal organisation based in the Kimberley. He acted as counsel in an inquest looking at the deaths of young Aboriginal people in the Kimberley, collaborated on a partnership with the ANU, and was involved in advocacy against income management. He has also worked at the Aboriginal Legal Services of Western Australia, working on a number of significant coronial inquests exposed structural racism, torts against the state, police and prison accountability, and also worked in an indigenous family violence legal service.
After his time in Ghana, he undertook at Master’s Degree in International Law in Mexico, and completed study in Strasbourg (France), Alcalá (Spain) and Boston.
He says, “My time in Ghana definitely led to my career, but it also changed my life. My sister married someone from my Ghana program and the experience opened the world to me. I still love learning languages.”