Joss Saunders is a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute and Visiting Fellow until the end of March 2019. He is the General Counsel at Oxfam. Joss was a founder of Advocates for International Development the pro bono legal organisation, and of the Legal Response International which seeks to create a more level playing field between actors in the climate change negotiations (UNFCCC) through legal assistance and building the capacity of climate negotiators.
Joss is the Director of Lawyers Against Poverty. His interests at Oxfam include defending civic space, human rights, and disaster law. His research at the Institute is on strategic litigation for human rights and the environment, and on the role of lawyers in promoting social justice. Joss is also a key contributor to the Bonavero's Non-Credit Course, Developing Strategies for the Protection & Promotion of Human Rights.