Gayathree Devi Kalliyat Thazhathuveetil


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Gayathree is a DPhil candidate in public international law at Brasenose College. Her thesis on the human rights obligations and international responsibility of de facto regimes is being supervised by Dr Miles Jackson and Dr Efthymios Papastavridis. Gayathree completed the MPhil in Law (with distinction; 2020) and the Bachelor of Civil Law (with distinction; 2019) as an OICSD Scholar at Somerville College. On the Bachelor of Civil Law, Gayathree received Law Faculty prizes in International Law & Armed Conflict and International Economic Law, and Somerville College's Archibald Jackson Prize for her overall performance. Before coming to Oxford, she completed BA, LLB (Hons) at Gujarat National Law University, India.

Gayathree has been a tutor in public international law for graduate students on the Diplomatic Studies Programme, as well as undergraduate students at Hertford College. She has also been a seminar leader and tutor for public international law on the Exeter College Summer Programme (2021).

Gayathree is Co-Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group, a Graduate Mooting Assistant at the Faculty of Law, the Price Media Moot Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and an Assistant Editor of the Indian Law Review. She was Co-Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico in 2020-21 and also worked as an Events Assistant at the Bonavero Institute from 2020-2021.

In 2017, Gayathree interned at the International Law Commission, and researched on issues of immunity of State officials, State succession in respect of State responsibility and jus cogens norms. In 2018, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at Ashoka University, India, and taught modules on public international law. She takes keen interest in mooting, and has performed well at the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court, the Blackstone Human Rights Moot and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.