Jill Marshall

Jill is a Law Professor and a human rights solicitor based in London. She has almost 30 years experience in the legal profession in London. Originally from Belfast where she retains close links, she trained and worked in the City of London as a solicitor at top global law firms in the 1990s.

Jill is a full-time Professor at the University of London, Royal Holloway College. With an interest in social mobility and distance learning ethics, she also works for the University of London Worldwide where she is the convenor and Chief examiner on the LLB undergraduate Jurisprudence module and for the LLM postgraduate module Human Rights of Women as its founding author, convenor and Chief examiner.

Her main areas of expertise are the international human rights of women, the purpose of law, injustice, personal freedom and identity, especially privacy, expression, religious and gender identity. She is the author of three books on these issues including Human Rights Law and Personal Identity (Routledge 2014).

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Anna Davies

Anna is currently a PhD student at Royal Holloway University of London. She has previous experience working as a Legal Assistant at Freeths LLP. She is a graduate of UCL and the University of Birmingham where she studied law and obtained the LLB and LLM degrees. Her dissertation, obtained with Distinction, explores female genital mutilation. She specialises in issues arising from globalisation, multiculturalism, religion and gender. She has previously worked with a former Chief Prosecutor in the Crown Persecution Service.

Eric Heinze

Eric Heinze is Professor of Law and Humanities at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He has made contributions in the areas of legal philosophy, justice theory, jurisprudence, and human rights He has also contributed to the law and literature movement.

Professor Heinze’s books include

Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (2016), The Concept of Injustice (2013), The Logic of Constitutional Rights (2005); The Logic of Liberal Rights (2003); The Logic of Equality (2003), Sexual Orientation: A Human Right (1995) (Russian translation 2004), and the collection Of Innocence and Autonomy: Children, Sex and Human Rights (2000). He has contributed chapters to such anthologies as Extreme Speech and Democracy (Weinstein & Hare, 2009) and Religious Pluralism and Human Rights (Loenen & Goldschmidt, 2006).

Shahailya Stephenson

Shahailya is a solicitor at Wilsons LLP. She studied Law (LLB Hons) at Queen Mary, University of London, graduating in 2011 and completed the LLM Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2016 with a Distinction. She joined Wilsons in January 2013 and was awarded a training contract in January 2016.
Prior to joining Wilsons Shahailya worked as a legal advisor at Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre. She has volunteered with organisations including Stonewall and Liberty conducting legal research into human rights issues. She has also gained further experience at SNR Denton and Berwin Leighton Paisner pro bono clinics, Mishcon de Reya and Tuckers Solicitors.
Shahailya is an accredited senior immigration caseworker. She advises both privately funded and legal aid clients. She advises in many areas including asylum and human rights, family reunion, and article 8 matters. She has worked extensively with vulnerable victims of trafficking, torture and domestic violence.
Shahailya volunteers with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group.


Ksenia Bakina

Ksenia Bakina is a legal officer at Privacy International. She is an experienced legal tutor having taught law at Queen Mary and Royal Holloway, both colleges of the University of London. She has a PhD from Queen Mary focusing on the contemporary phenomenon of online revenge pornography and analysing possible legal responses in the United Kingdom legal system. Ksenia also completed her LLB (Hons) and her LLM in Public International Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary. She was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 2011. Ksenia has previously been awarded an LLM Scholarship from Queen Mary, a Private International Law Scholarship from The Hague Academy of International Law and a Major Scholarship from the Inner Temple.