Sunday, October 25, 2009

Guest Blogger: Alice Edwards

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Dr. Alice Edwards (right) as today's guest blogger.
Alice, about whose scholarship IntLawGrrl Jaya Ramji-Nogales has posted, is Lecturer in International Refugee and Human Rights Law at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University in England; she's also a member of Oxford's Faculty of Law. Previously she was Lecturer in British Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. She is a past recipient of an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship of the American Society of International Law and winner of the 2008 Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship in the Human Rights of Women from the University of Texas. She is author of over 20 articles on displacement and refugees, human rights, and women’s rights/feminist theory, including a forthcoming collection entitled Human Security and Noncitizens (Cambridge University Press), co-edited with Redress Director Carla Ferstman. Alice completed her PhD in 2008 from the Australian National University under the supervision of IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Hilary Charlesworth. Cambridge is scheduled to publish her dissertation in 2010, as Violence against Women and International Human Rights Law: Not Yet Equal.
Prior to joining the academy full-time, Alice worked for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, serving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Morocco, and at HQ in Geneva; for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London; and for Food for the Hungry International in Mozambique.
In her guest post below, Alice comments on recommendations, contained in the just-released National Human Rights Consultation Report, for improving the legal framework of human rights protection in Australia.
She dedicates her post to feminist/humanitarian Rosamond Carr, for the reasons detailed in her further guest post below. Carr joins other foremothers in the list just below our "visiting from..." map at right.
Heartfelt welcome!

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