Jason Pobjoy is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, where he has a broad practice including public and human rights law, refugee and immigration law and public international law. He maintains a significant pro bono practice, and has acted pro bono for UNHCR, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Bail for Immigration Detainees, Medical Justice, the AIRE Centre, ILGA-Europe, and the International Commission of Jurists. He appears regularly in the Supreme Court, General Court of the European Union, Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights. 

Jason has published widely in the areas of refugee law, public and human rights law and public international law. His monograph, “The Child in International Refugee Law” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Jason lectured in International Human Rights Law in the Master of Law program at the University of Cambridge and was the founding chair of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project.

Jason completed a Masters in Law at the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, a doctorate at the University of Cambridge, and he has also been a Research Associate at the Refugee Law Project at Makerere University in Kampala and a Hauser Visiting Doctoral Researcher at New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia.

Publications/recent projects

  • The child in international refugee law. Cambridge University Press (27 April 2017)
  • “The best interests of the child principle as an independent source of protection” 64(2) International Comparative Law Quarterly 327. (2015)
  • “Article 10” in Philip Alston and John Tobin (eds.), The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015)