Natasha Holcroft-Emmess


Natasha Holcroft-Emmess is a DPhil Law candidate at the University of Oxford. She is a qualified (but non-practising) barrister and solicitor, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018. She holds a First Class law degree, the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction, and an MPhil in Law from the University of Oxford.

Recently Published

Derogating to Deal with Covid 19: State Practice and Thoughts on the Need for Notification

In her blog post on EJIL: Talk! (9 April 2020), Dr Stevie Martin drew attention to an interesting development concerning States' measures to deal with Covid 19 and their impact on human rights. She discusses a decision of the England and Wales Court of Protection in which a judge appeared to find that the UK was…

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Mandatory Derogation from Human Rights in Overseas Armed Conflicts? A Response to the Policy Exchange Proposals

    A recent paper published by Policy Exchange, Resisting the Judicialisation of War, sets out a range of policy and legislative proposals for the incoming UK government. In this blog post, I raise concerns over three recommendations in the paper. Contextualising the proposals In the background to the Policy Exchange paper is…

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