Human Rights

Emma is developing a varied practice in public law and human rights. She is currently instructed represent victims of the Beirut Port Explosion. Emma was Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association from 2017 – 2020.

Before coming to the bar, Emma spent two years at the AIRE Centre, a specialist legal charity where she advised and represented individuals in matters of EU free movement of persons, EU social security, anti-discrimination and ECHR law. This included working on litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and domestic courts, establishing a monthly legal clinic for Roma migrants in Luton and representing individuals before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber).

Emma also spent two years as a Parliamentary Aide to Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, in particular assisting his work as a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and in human rights analysis of draft legislation.

She gained further human rights experience as a legal trainee at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (UK Division), as an intern on the case involving Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague and working for the Innocence Project while studying at Washington and Lee University, Virginia.

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