The OxHRH is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Campbell and Laura Hilly as Deputy Directors of the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Laura Hilly the Postdoctoral Fellow of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
Meghan Campbell is the Weston Junior Research Fellow in Law, New College, Oxford. Her DPhil thesis in law examines how the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) can be interpreted, using the concepts of equality and non-discrimination, to incorporate the harms of gendered poverty and how this interpretation can be integrated into the work of the CEDAW Committee. Her current research continues to investigate how the nature of poverty can inform the international human rights framework.
Meghan has a LLB from the University of Manitoba and a LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh. She was previously a Stipendiary Lecturer at New College, teaching constitutional and administrative law. She is currently a tutor on the Labour Law undergraduate course at Oxford University, teaching gender equality in the labour force and is on the Executive Committee for Oxford Legal Assistance.
Laura Hilly is the Postdoctoral Fellow of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Pembroke College, Oxford. Her DPhil thesis in law considered the contribution that gender diversity brings to appellate courts in common law jurisdictions. She currently undertaking research in the areas of feminist legal theory, gender and judging, access to justice and the right to education.
Laura completed her BA/LLB at the Australian National University, graduating with first class honours; the University Medal in Law; and the Supreme Court Judges’ Prize. She then worked at the Federal Court of Australia as an Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Black AC; and as a litigation solicitor at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Laura was admitted to practice in Australia in 2007 and the United Kingdom in 2013. With the support of a Rhodes Scholarship she came to Oxford in 2009, completing the BCL with distinction in 2010, and her MPhil dissertation entitled A Woman’s Contribution: Gender Diversity and the Judicial Process in 2011. Her DPhil research was supported by a Clarendon Scholarship. She has also worked with various community legal organisations such as the Welfare Rights Centre in Canberra, the Victorian Women’s Legal Service in Melbourne and the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town.
Laura has tutored in European Human Rights Law and Administrative Law at Oxford. She has been the Managing Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog since 2013 and is a former Chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico.