Chelsea Purvis is currently the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow at INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in London. She earned a BA in History from Yale College in 2006, graduating with highest honours. She studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning an MPhil in Economic and Social History in 2008. In 2011 she received her JD from Yale Law School. At INTERIGHTS, Chelsea supports litigation and capacity development on the rights of women, sexual minorities, and people with disabilities in Europe and Africa. At Yale Law School she served as Student Director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, the Immigration Legal Services Clinic, the Temporary Restraining Order Project, and the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. Previously she has worked for organizations including Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the International Association of Women Judges, and the International Rescue Committee. Chelsea's writing on international law has been published in several law journals. Chelsea is an American-qualified lawyer (New York).


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Journal Article (1)

Purvis, O Hathaway and et al., 'Human Rights Abroad: When Do Human Rights Treaty Obligations Apply Extraterritorially?' (2011) 43 ARIZ. S.L.J 1

Research Interests

Women's human rights, the rights of people with disabilities, the rights of sexual minorities, human trafficking, asylum/immigration, African regional human rights law, European regional human rights law, human rights in the United States

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