Congratulations to OxHRH Research Director Helen Taylor on her appointment as a law clerk at the South African Constitutional Court and to OxHRH Research Associate Sanya Samtani on her appointment as a foreign law clerk for Justice Nonkosi Mhlantla at the South African Constitutional Court!
Helen will be clerking for Justice Froneman from January 2019, undertaking legal research and assisting him to fulfil his responsibilities as one of the eleven judges on the Court. Helen is currently finishing her DPhil in Law at Oxford, focusing on the Court’s exercise of discretionary remedial power for enforcing the state’s positive duties in human rights. As OxHRH Research Director, she has worked extensively on projects relating to the right to education, including our online course Learning Lessons from Litigators and the recently launched book Human Rights and Equality in Education (Policy Press, 2018) co-edited by OxHRH Directors Sandy Fredman and Meghan Campbell.
Sanya begins in July 2018. The clerkship entails legal research and support for Justice Mhlantla, one of the eleven judges on the Court. Sanya is supported by the Samuel Pisar Traveling Fellowship (Bonavero Institute of Human Rights), as well as the Apgar Prize (Magdalen College), and the Murray-Speight Research Grant (Rhodes Trust).While in South Africa, Sanya will also be undertaking field work towards her DPhil in Law. Her thesis focuses on the right of access to educational materials, at the nexus of copyright law and international human rights law. As OxHRH Research Associate, she has worked on projects relating to the right to education (Equal Education Law Centre), as well as disability rights (submission to the UN CRPD General Comment).