Biography

Gayathree is a DPhil candidate in Public International Law. She is undertaking research under the supervision of Dr Miles Jackson and Dr Efthymios Papastavridis on international responsibility for human rights violations committed by de facto regimes. Gayathree currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico and as the Co-Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group. She is also a Graduate Mooting Assistant at the Faculty of Law, an Events Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and an Associate Editor of the Indian Law Review.

In 2020, Gayathree completed the MPhil in Law with distinction, as the HSA Advocates Law Scholar at Somerville College. In 2019, she obtained the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree with distinction. She completed the course on the Ratanshaw Bomanji Zaiwalla Law Scholarship at Somerville College, and was awarded the Law Faculty Prize in International Law & Armed Conflict, the Winter Williams Prize in International Economic Law and the Archibald Jackson Prize for Academic Excellence (Somerville College) for her performance on the BCL. Before coming to Oxford, she completed BA, LLB (Hons) at Gujarat National Law University, India and is qualified to practice law in India.

Gayathree takes keen interest in public international law and human rights law. In 2017, she 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 has performed well at moots like the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court, the Blackstone Human Rights Moot and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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  • GD Kalliyat Thazhathuveetil and Sameer Rashid Bhat, 'Navtej: A Queer Rights Jurisprudential Revolution?' (2020) 13 NUJS Law Review

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GD Kalliyat Thazhathuveetil and Sameer Rashid Bhat, 'Navtej: A Queer Rights Jurisprudential Revolution?' (2020) 13 NUJS Law Review
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Research Interests

Public International Law; Human Rights Law; Transitional Justice

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