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Professor Shazia Choudhry


Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom



Shazia is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford. Her research is focused on gender, human rights and violence against women and children and seeks to examine various dimensions of these areas from an interdisciplinary and feminist perspective. Her scholarship sits at the interface of criminal law, human rights law and family law.



  • ‘'When Women's Rights are Not Human Rights - the Non-Performativity of the Human Rights of Victims of Domestic Abuse within English Family Law' Modern Law Review, (2019) 82: 1072-1106
  • A human right to legal aid? – The implications of changes to the legal aid scheme for victims of domestic abuse,’ (With Jonathan Herring) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law Vol. 39, Iss. 2, 201
  • ‘Towards a Substantive/Transformative Conceptualisation of Violence against Women -A Critical Frame Analysis of Council of Europe Discourse’ Modern Law Review May, 2016 (Vol 79: 3)
  • Choudhry and Herring, European Human Rights and Family Law – Hart Publishing (2010)
  • S. Choudhry, J. Herring, The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Family Law (Eds) Cambridge University Press (2019)


Human rights law, family law and criminal law.
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