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Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

Fellow, Tutorial Advisor, Acting Director of Studies in Law (Parts IB and II, Easter Term 2019)
University Lecturer
Children's rights

Claire Fenton-Glynn is a University Lecturer in 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 human rights and the protection of children. She has published on a wide range of issues including intercountry adoption, international surrogacy, and cross border child protection, as well as children's rights under the European Court of Human Rights.

At the core of this research is the interaction between international and regional human rights instruments and domestic law, and the way in which these frameworks can be used to implement children’s rights.

Claire works as a consultant on children and youth rights with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and is a fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law.

She has also worked with organisations such as 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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