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Jayne Huckerby

Duke University

Jayne Huckerby is clinical professor of law and inaugural director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic.

Prior to joining Duke, she most recentlly served as a human rights adviser to UN Women – the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – on women and conflict prevention, conflict, and post-conflict; gender equality and constitutional reform in post-Arab Spring countries; and the use of gender and human rights indicators in national security policy frameworks.

A native of Sydney, Australia, Huckerby received her LLB from the University of Sydney in 2002, with first class honors.  She attended New York University School of Law as a Vanderbilt Scholar, focusing her LLM studies on human rights and international law.

Huckerby has undertaken human rights research and advocacy in the areas of gender and human rights, constitution-making, national security, human trafficking, transitional justice, and human rights in U.S. foreign policy.  She has led multiple fieldwork investigations, provided capacity-building to civil society and governments in five regions, and frequently served as a human rights law expert to international governmental organizations and NGOs, including the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women.  She also has extensive domestic, regional (Africa, Americas, Europe) and international litigation and advocacy experience.  She has written and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and human rights reports, and is the editor, with Margaret L. Satterthwaite, of Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives (Routledge 2012).

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