Professor Claire Fenton-Glynn

Fellow, Admissions Tutor, Director of Studies in Law (Part II)
University Positions
Professor of Child and Family Law
Specialising in
Children's rights

Claire Fenton-Glynn is a University Professor of Child and Family Law and a Fellow of Jesus College.

Academic interests

Claire Fenton-Glynn's academic interests include:

  • Children’s rights
  • Family law
  • International human rights law.

Degrees obtained

  • Hon LLB (1st).
  • B International Studies.
  • Dipl Lang, Spanish.
  • BCL, Oxon.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Awards and prizes

  • Yorke Prize (2015).
  • Inner Temple Book Prize, New Author (2015).


Claire’s research lies in the field of children’s rights, comparative law and international human rights law. She has published on a wide range of issues including parenthood (especially international surrogacy), sale of children, and sustainable development.

Claire is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, and is an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, and an Academic Fellow of Inner Temple. She has worked with organisations such as United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Save the Children, and Avocats Sans Frontieres on issues concerning child protection, human rights, and rule of law.

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