Emma Nyhan


Dr Emma Nyhan, a research fellow at the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), is an interdisciplinary scholar of law and society, whose work bridges international law, legal and social anthropology and post-colonial studies. Before joining RegNet, she was a research fellow on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘The Potential and Limits of International Adjudication: Australia and the International Court of Justice’, led by Professor Hilary Charlesworth (now judge of the International Court of Justice) and Professor Margaret Young at Melbourne Law School. Emma holds a PhD and a Master of Laws in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute, Italy. She is a qualified barrister at the Bar of Ireland. Emma is a member of the coordinating committee of the ESIL Early-Career Network and the LSA Ethnography, Law and Society collaborative research network.

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Favourite Readings 2022 – On the Road

Edmund De Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Random House, 2010). Sally Merry, Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Philippe Sands, The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy (Weidenfeld &…

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