Update on the EJIL: Talk! Editorial Team

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I am delighted to announce that Devika Hovell is joining Dapo, Diane and me as co-editor of EJIL: Talk! Devika is an Associate Professor in Public International Law at the LSE, and is a member of the EJIL’s Scientific Advisory Board. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws from New York University, where she was awarded the George Colin Award.


Devika graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She served as an Associate to Justice Kenneth Hayne at the High Court of Australia, and as judicial clerk at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. She was formerly a lecturer at the University of New South Wales and Director of the international law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW. She is author of The Power of Process (Oxford University Press 2016) and has published articles in a range of journals, including the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Modern Law Review.

I am also delighted to announce that Kate Mitchell will be joining us as an associate editor. Kate did her DPhil in Oxford and has worked for several years as a Principal Research Officer for the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the Australian Parliament.


At Oxford, her research focused on how international law can balance the protection and promotion of human rights and public welfare reform with the protection of international investment. Kate completed a Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from Oxford and graduated from Bond University with the University Medal and a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours.

Welcome both!

In less happy news, we are saying goodbye to our longstanding – and outstanding – associate editor, Helen McDermott, who is continuing in her demanding role as a legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Helen, many thanks for everything over the years.



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