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Henrietta Zeffert


Henrietta joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in 2020. Before joining UCC, Henrietta was a lecturer in the Centre for Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds. Henrietta was also seconded as a policy lawyer to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (UK) from 2019-2020, working on the Grenfell Inquiry. Between 2016 and 2017 Henrietta was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in Law at the European University Institute. Henrietta wrote her doctoral thesis on ‘home and international law’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science, conducting fieldwork in Palestine, Cambodia and the United Kingdom. Henrietta’s research interests are international law in everyday life, socio-economics rights and substantive equality (with a particular focus on home and housing), international development, international humanitarian law, global socio-legal studies, and methodology.

Henrietta has previously taught at the LSE and at Melbourne Law School. She received her LLB (Hons) and BA at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and BCL (Dist) at Oxford University. She is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and previously practised at Ashurst. Henrietta was associate (clerk/judicial assistant) to the Honourable Justice Susan Crennan AO, former judge of the High Court of Australia. Henrietta founded Right Now in 2005.

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