Natasha Simonsen

About/Bio

Natasha Simonsen recently submitted her doctoral thesis on torture in international law. She previously worked as a lecturer in law at New College, St Peter's College, and St Anne's College at the University of Oxford and as a teaching fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. Natasha has also worked as a consultant on human rights and criminal justice for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), the Government of Pakistan, and for NGOs in Pakistan and Iraq.

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Evidence Obtained by Torture: Is it Ever Admissible?

Natasha Simonsen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Earlier this month, the UK’s Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC’) ordered the release from detention of controversial Jordanian-born cleric Abu Qatada. SIAC held that he could not be deported to Jordan, because there was a ‘real risk’…

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‘Is torture ever justified?’: The European Court of Human Rights decision in Gäfgen v Germany

Natasha Simonsen is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked as a consultant for UNICEF and has interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan. Earlier this month, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down its decision in Gäfgen v Germany. The case raised…

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