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Oxford Summer Program Faculty

Faculty 2020

Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Law, based at the Bonavero Human Rights Institute. Her research is on discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty, and disability law. Her monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019), presents an account of intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination law. Previously, she was based at the University of Bristol Law School (2017-19) where she taught on Constitutional Rights, Public Law and International Human Rights Law courses. She was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence in 2016-17 and a Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow at the NYU School of Law, New York in 2015-16. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. She has served as the Chairperson of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (2013-14) and is currently an associate member of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Shreya is also an Official Fellow of Kellogg College.

Başak Çalı 

Başak Çalı is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance and Director of the Center for Global Public Law at Koç University, Istanbul. Her research interests are international law, human rights law, and the prospects of global public law in a multi-level legal order. Çalı is the Secretary General of the European Society of International Law, Editor-in-Chief of Oxford University Press United Nations Human Rights Case-Law Reports, a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex and a Senior Research Fellow at the Pluricourts Centre at the University of Oslo. She has been a Council of Europe expert on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) since 2002. She has trained members of the judiciary and acted as a litigation advisor and trainer to non-governmental organisations and lawyers on European and comparative human rights law. She received her PhD in International Law from the University of Essex in 2003.

Stuart Casey-Maslen

Stuart Maslen is an Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria, specialising in the use of force under international law. He teaches jus ad bellum, the rules governing law enforcement, the law of armed conflict, international human rights law, disarmament law, and international criminal law. He holds a doctorate in the law of armed conflict, and master’s degrees in international human rights law and forensic ballistics. Stuart’s work on the conduct of hostilities under the law of armed conflict was published by Hart in the summer of 2018 and his co-authored guide to international disarmament law was published by Routledge in 2019. His book on the inter-state use of force (jus ad bellum) is being published by Hart in the course of 2020.

Elvira Dominguez Redondo

Dr. Elvira Domínguez-Redondo (LLB, Dip. Business Management, M.Phil, PhD) is an Associate Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London (UK). She has held visiting positions at Columbia University (U.S.A.) and University Alcalá de Henares (Spain). In the past, Dr. Domínguez-Redondo held different academic positions, at the Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster, U.K.); the Irish Centre for Human Rights (NUI, Ireland); the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain); and University of Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She has worked as a consultant with the Special Rapporteur on torture at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Switzerland). She is the author of a wide range of publications on international law and human rights topics, including three monographs: ‘In Defense of politicization of human rights’, ‘Minority Rights in Asia’ (co-authored with J. Castellino) and ‘Procedimientos Especiales de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos’.

David Kinley

Professor David Kinley holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney and is an Academic Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar at American University Washington College of Law and has taught or held visiting fellowships at many universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Geneva, as well as Sciences Po and the Sorbonne in Paris and the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg. He was the Founding Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University and a founding member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.  He specialises in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organisations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field. His recent books include Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy (2009), Principled Engagement: Promoting Human Rights in Repressive States (2013), The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2014), Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights (2018)His latest book Living with Liberty: Why freedom is everybody’s responsibility is due for publication later this year, while his current research focuses on the skulduggery of asbestos mining corporations. He also has a TEDx video: How Much Do Banks Owe Us?

Susan Lamb

Susan Lamb is a senior international criminal lawyer with 22 years’ experience within several international criminal tribunals, including to the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor and Chambers of the ICTY and the ECCC, as well as civil society organisations engaged with the Syrian and Rohingya crises. She is a Deployable Civilian Expert and member of the UK’s Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) with the Stabilisation Unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has been deployed to various fragile and post-conflict states, including Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Mali.  She is also a lecturer in international criminal and humanitarian law, and transitional justice, at various universities in the United States, Asia, Africa, Australasia, and Europe.

Stephen Meili

Stephen Meili’s research focuses on the rights of non-citizens, particularly asylum-seekers and refugees, from a comparative perspective. He has published extensively on the impact of human rights treaties on asylum jurisprudence in the domestic courts of various countries. He has also written about lawyers who represent non-citizens and other disenfranchised persons. His current research concerns the constitutionalization of human rights law, including the right to asylum, in various parts of the world, particularly the Global South. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Robina Foundation. Professor Meili also supervises the University of Minnesota’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where students represent asylum-seekers and detainees in various immigration proceedings in the U.S. He teaches human rights law, immigration law, civil procedure, and legal practice.

Ralph Steinhardt

Ralph Steinhardt (B.A., Bowdoin College; J.D. Harvard) is Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law & Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School and Co-Founder of the Oxford-George Washington Summer School in International Human Rights Law. He is also Co-Founder of the Centre for Justice and Accountability. Professor Steinhardt specialises in the litigation of international law in U.S. courts, especially the representation of various human rights organizations, as well as individual human rights victims, before all levels of the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field, including International Human Rights Lawyering (co-author); International Civil Litigation; “Corporate Responsibility and the International Law of Human Rights,” Non-State Actors and Human Rights; “The Role of Domestic Courts in Enforcing International Human Rights Law,” Guide to International Human Rights Practice; and Jurisprudence and Persuasion: “You Can't Argue Like That,” a case-based approach to the philosophy and rhetoric of law.

Alexandra Xanthaki

Alexandra Xanthaki (LLB Athens; LLM Queens, Belfast; PhD Keele) is Professor of Law at Brunel University London, UK and the Research Director of the Brunel Law School. A prolific author on minority and indigenous rights, Alexandra is currently focusing on minority and indigenous cultural rights. Her work has had an impact beyond academia and she works closely with international organisations and civil society organisations. She has consulted several States on issues of her expertise, including the UK and Finland. She has given keynote speeches around the world, including London, Trento Italy, Rovaniemi in Finland and the KL Bar, Malaysia. In 2018, Alexandra was awarded the prestigious Darby-Downman Award for exceptional teaching and support to students. Since 2015 she has led the Athens Refugee Project where she takes students to Greece to volunteer with refugees. The Greek Secretary for Migration congratulated Brunel University for this initiative, and several students say that they find it a life-changing experience. Alexandra is currently developing together with the Network for the Rights of the Child and game experts a mobile game that will teach vulnerable children their rights.