J Hutton


Centre for Criminology

St Cross Building
St Cross Road
Oxford OX1 3UL

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Jocelyn is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Officer at the Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, Oxford. She is working in the Death Penalty Research Unit, led by Professor Carolyn Hoyle, on research regarding foreign nationals sentenced to death in the Middle East and Asia. The DPRU's first empirical project will be an ESRC 'Impact Acceleration' study, 'Assisting Civil Society in Efforts to Support Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Death in Asia and the Middle East'; Mapping Death Row. This project has arisen from the work of the 'Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty Network' of human rights charities and academics. The project aims to establish a collaborative database, developed in collaboration with HURIDOCS, to collate and make available information on foreign nationals executed or under sentence of death in Asia and the Middle East in order to enable NGOs and interested parties to better assist foreign nationals through activism, advocacy or litigation. 

Before coming to Oxford, Jocelyn worked at Middlesex University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (2011-2013, 2015-2016), with Dr Helena Wray & Professor Brad Blitz on a number of research projects regarding the human rights of migrants. She was also involved in writing Expert Witness Reports with Dr Helena Wray and Professor Werner Menski (SOAS) for clients in immigration and asylum cases. 

Jocelyn also worked at Matrix Chambers (2013-2015), as a legal researcher. 

Jocelyn is a Member of Lincoln’s Inn, having been called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2013, on a Lord Denning Scholarship. She also holds an LLM (2011, with Distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she focused on minority rights, human rights in Islam, law and society in Asia and the MENA region and immigration and asylum law. She also holds an LLB (2010, First Class) from King’s College, London, where she was awarded the Graveson Memorial Prize. 


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Report (2)

Journal Article (2)


Research programmes

Research Interests

Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty

Migrant Rights

Ethnic Minority Rights

Religious Minority Rights


Socio-Legal Studies

See also Jocelyn's profile on Migration Oxford 

Research projects