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Inaugural Thought Leadership and Networking Forum 2013
On 14th November 2013, Harrier Human Capital welcomed Rabia Siddique as the inaugural speaker at their Thought Leadership and Networking Forum. An inspirational speaker, Rabia kept her audience of 30 mesmerised as she shared her exceptional experiences and how they relate to ongoing workplace discrimination.
Rabia Siddique is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, published author and mother of triplet boys.
After starting life as a criminal defence lawyer and youngest ever Federal prosecutor in Perth, Rabia moved to the UK in 1998 where she was eventually commissioned as a Legal Officer in the British Army in 2001.
In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, Rabia, along with a male colleague, assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while Rabia’s part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice she brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won.
She went on to become a Crown Advocate in the British Counter Terrorism Division, which saw her prosecuting Al Qaeda terrorists, hate crimes and advising on war crimes prosecutions in The Hague.
Rabia has recently written and published her memoir, “Equal Justice”, which is a story about strength, resilience, courage, conviction and determination. An Australian/UK feature film is shortly to be made about her life.
She speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic, has run the London marathon for charity, undertaken human rights and community aid work in the Middle East, South America, United Kingdom and Australia, and is mother to 4 year old triplet boys, her biggest challenge yet!