Chloë Gilgan





Chloë M Gilgan is completing her PhD in Law at the University of York Law School and the Centre for Applied Human Rights with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council.  Her dissertation examines the link between the commitment to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm and resettlement policies on Syrian refugees fleeing mass atrocities. She is supervised by Dr Lars Waldorf (University of York) and Dr Edward Newman (University of Leeds).  Chloë’s research and expertise lies in US constitutional law and public international law, particularly in the areas of international human rights, international refugee law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. 

Chloë graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate of law (JD) from New York Law School and cum laude with a BA degree in Urban Studies and Film from Barnard College, Columbia University. Chloë was awarded the Professor Lung-Chu Chen Award for Excellence in the Field of Human Rights for four public interest fellowship awards during law school, which enabled her to provide legal assistance to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Crown Prosecution Service in London, Women’s Rights Project at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia where she was part of the Delic defence team.  Chloë has experience in refugee and asylum law through the Special Juvenile Immigrant Status Project, and practical experience in general immigration law through her work at Laura Devine Solicitors, a boutique London law firm.

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