Laura.Hilly

Dr Laura Hilly is a barrister at the Victorian Bar in Australia. She practices in public, commercial and employment law with a special focus in her practice on anti-discrimination law and matters arising from the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibility Act (Victoria). Laura completed a BCL (with distinction), MPhil and DPhil at the University of Oxford where she studied with the support of a Rhodes Scholarship and a Clarendon Scholarship. Her doctoral thesis was supervised by Professor Sandra Fredman QC FBA and Professor Nicola Lacey CBE FBA and considered the impact of intersectional diversity on the decision making processes of final appellate courts in Australia, South Africa and England and Wales. She was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, the Deputy Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub and a former Chair of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico. Laura has taught in the areas of administrative law, human rights and litigation and dispute management at the University of Oxford, Australian National University and University of Melbourne. Laura’s undergraduate degrees are from the Australian National University, where she graduated with first class honours, the University Medal in Law and the Supreme Court Judges’ Prize. She is and Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hubs, a member of the Board of Directors of Canberra Community Law and List G Barristers, member of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee, Chair of the Open Justice Committee Sub-Committee at the Victorian Bar, Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne, and a Monitor for the Public Law section of the Commercial Bar Association.

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Is There a Refugee Crisis in Europe, or Just a Crisis in the Lack of Refugee Protection?

Is There a Refugee Crisis in Europe, or Just a Crisis in the Lack of Refugee Protection?

Watch webinar here. In this webinar Dr Cathryn Costello (Oxford University) and Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (Oxford University) consider: Is there a refugee crisis in Europe, or just a crisis in the lack of refugee protection? This ...
The Challenges of Public Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education

The Challenges of Public Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education

This is a recording of an interactive online workshop, hosted by the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundations on 29 July 2015.  It explores the challenges of public and private partnerships in realising the right to ...
The Right to Strike: A Menace to Hardworking People or Fundamental Human Right? Prof Alan Bogg (Oxford University)

The Right to Strike: A Menace to Hardworking People or Fundamental Human Right? Prof Alan Bogg (Oxford University)

Watch webinar here. In this webinar Professor Alan Bogg (Dean of Graduate Studies (Research), Oxford University) considers the right to strike: a menace to hardworking people or fundamental human right? The prospect of strike action ...
Right to Education (Prof Sandra Fredman, Oxford University)

Right to Education (Prof Sandra Fredman, Oxford University)

Watch webinar here. In this webinar, Prof Sandra Fredman from the University of Oxford explores international and comparative law understandings of education as a fundamental human right. This webinar was recorded by the Oxford ...
UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

International headlines were made in August when hackers stole from private devices and online accounts naked images of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton and published them for the world to see.  This ...
Rhodes Scholars and OxHRH and OPBP

Rhodes Scholars and OxHRH and OPBP

Rhodes House has featured the work of the OxHRH and OPBP in a new video. Present and past Rhodes Scholars discuss the work of these two organisations, and the links forged with Rhodes House.
Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach

Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach

A video overview of 'Women and Poverty: A Human Rights  Approach' - a conference hosted by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, in partnership with the Oxford Martin School’s Human Rights for Future Generations Programme, the University of ...
Global Perspectives on Human Rights – e-Publication

Global Perspectives on Human Rights – e-Publication

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased today to launch a new e-publication Global Perspectives on Human Rights: The Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 2012-2013 (OxHRH, 2014).  This anthology, edited by Laura Hilly and Claire Overman, ...
Tercera Conferencia de Estados Parte de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos: un ladrillo más a la pared (¿o un ladrillo menos?)

Tercera Conferencia de Estados Parte de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos: un ladrillo más a la pared (¿o un ladrillo menos?)

Los días 21 y 22 de enero, tuvo lugar en Montevideo, Uruguay, la Tercera Conferencia de Estados Parte de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos (CADH). Una vez más, Ecuador estuvo trabajando tras bambalinas, impulsando las ...
Una “Ley Magnitsky” para Venezuela

Una “Ley Magnitsky” para Venezuela

Ya transcurrió más de un mes desde que los venezolanos salieron masivamente a las calles para protestar por la agónica situación en la que el país se encuentra. De acuerdo al índice de Desarrollo Humano de Naciones Unidas, la tasa ...
Results Are In from the Oxford Human Rights Hub Feedback Survey!

Results Are In from the Oxford Human Rights Hub Feedback Survey!

Last week we ran the first Oxford Human Rights Hub Feedback Survey – designed to find our more about how you think we are doing, and what else we could do to support and connect practitioners, policy makers and academics working toward
Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, formally observed by the United Nations in recognition of the fact that ‘securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active ...