Human Rights Careers Fair

Event date
28 November 2023
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Oxford week
MT 8
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium

Are you interested in a career in human rights law? Would you like to hear some top human rights lawyers talk in person about what they have learnt about finding a career in human rights?

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is organising a human rights careers event where a panel of expert human rights lawyers will talk about possible pathways to a career in human rights law.

Attendees will have a chance to chat to the panellists at the reception afterwards.


Our panel members are:

  • Alice Irving is a barrister with Doughty Street Chambers. She is a civil and public practitioner, specialising in education, community care, housing and social welfare, and discrimination law. She has a particular interest in the rights of disabled persons. Her specialisms mean she is ideally placed to advise disabled clients holistically, across multiple legal areas that impact upon their lives. Alice has represented clients in a wide range of public law challenges. She has appeared led and unled in the High Court and led in the Court of Appeal. She is regularly involved in high profile strategic public law challenges, as well as in cases of the utmost importance to individual clients, such as those concerning special educational provision, social care packages, and access to housing. For more information, please see:
  • Arabella Lang is Head of Research at the legal charity Public Law Project, and a Visiting Fellow at Essex Law School and Human Rights Centre. At PLP she leads a diverse team producing high-quality research on a range of topics from constitutional reform to welfare rights to automated decision making, as well as publishing and speaking on her own main research topic of treaty scrutiny. Before joining PLP she created and led the Parliament and Treaties Hub at the House of Commons to provide a focus for inter-disciplinary and collaborative work on parliamentary scrutiny of treaties. Arabella’s previous roles include international law and human rights specialist at the House of Commons research service, Inquiry Manager on the Commons Home Affairs Committee, and professional violinist. For more information, please see:
  • Daniella Lock is a postdoctoral fellow at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, assisting with the preparation of curriculum materials for the Symposium on Strength and Solidarity alongside her research on executive power and democracy. Her research has been published in the Modern Law Review, Public Law, Legal Studies, the Political Quarterly and the European Human Rights Law Review. She has worked with NGOs, activists and political organisations. These include Liberty, Amnesty International, JUSTICE, Wadzanai, Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (Burma), and the Labour Party. She has also provided evidence to a range of Westminster parliamentary committees.  For more information, please see:
  • Kabir Joshi joined Wilsons Solicitors in 2016. He is a solicitor with a caseload of immigration, asylum and human rights law. He has experience in assisting vulnerable clients, such as victims of trafficking, victims of torture and those with mental health problems. He specialises national security work before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), having worked on the British citizenship deprivation appeals of U3 v SSHD and P3 v SSHD.  He also has a particular interest in cases involving those fleeing political persecution, deportation, and challenging detention. For more information, please see:
  • Murray Hunt has been a Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at Oxford University since January 2011. He has been the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law since 2017, and the UK's alternate member of the Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy Through Law (the Venice Commission) since 2019. Murray was previously the Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the UK Parliament from 2004 to 2017. In Parliament, he advised the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) and drafts reports to Parliament on the human rights compatibility of Government Bills, the implementation by the Government of human rights judgments (including judgments of the European Court of Human Rights), the UK’s compliance with international human rights treaties and significant human rights issues of national concern. For more information, please see:



5.00pm            Welcome and Panel Presentations (Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium)

5.45pm            Q&A

6.15pm            Reception ( Lower Atrium)

7.00pm            End


All welcome! No RSVP necessary.

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Human Rights Law