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Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

11A Caldwell Hall

Abbey joined the Philosophy Department in 2022.  She is on leave from her position as Senior Lawyer at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, an NGO in Melbourne, Australia helping asylum seekers and refugees. At the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, she supervised a team of attorneys providing pro bono representation at asylum interviews and appeals. She also led a team of legal researchers preparing country research for asylum cases.

Prior to that, Abbey worked as a pro bono lawyer at Media Defence, a London-based NGO providing legal help to journalists worldwide.

Abbey holds a Master of Laws (Public Law) (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a combined bachelor’s degree in Law and Arts (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.  Her research interests lie in freedom of expression and other human rights, refugee and asylum law.

You can find a copy of Abbey’s CV here:

“The Access to Information Dimension of Positive Free Speech”, in Kenyon & Scott (eds), Positive Free Speech: Rationales, Methods and Implications (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2020), with Andrew Scott

“Is the Whole Point of Human Rights their Universal Character? A, B & C v Ireland and SAS v France”, LSE Law Review, March 2018

(Winner of the 3VB Chambers Prize)