Mikayla Brier-Mills

Gender-Based Violence Correspondent

Mikayla Brier-Mills is an Australian lawyer and has read for the BCL and MPhil at the Faculty of Law at Oxford University. Her research focuses on treaty interpretation under international humanitarian and human rights law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University, Exchange of Laws at Leiden University; a GDLP from Australian National University; and will be reading for her JSM through the Program in International Legal Studies at Stanford University from 2021-2022. There, she will be focusing on how the social and legal context of Tunisia will influence its ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. While at Oxford, she was Research Assistant at the Blavatnik School of Government for the International Peace and Security Programme, and at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Mikayla is also Editorial Assistant for the Global Community Yearbook on International Law and Jurisprudence (OUP). Prior to coming to Oxford, she worked as Foreign Law Clerk for Justice Salim Joubran at the Supreme Court of Israel, and Founded the Bond University Law Wellness Association. Her main areas of focus are jurisprudence (specifically, notions of dignity and obligation), and international law (relating to the evolution of the humane treatment obligation). As Correspondent for Oxford Human Rights Hub, Mikayla writes, and solicits experts to write, about gender-based violence issues occurring mostly in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Why Turkey’s Withdrawal of the Istanbul Convention was Inconsistent with International Law

Why Turkey’s Withdrawal of the Istanbul Convention was Inconsistent with International Law

Turkey was the first State to sign and withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. Turkey ratified the Convention on 24 November 2011. Not long after, on 8 March 2012, the Law on the Protection of the Family and Prevention of Violence ...