Anthony Jones appointed to new Institute of Human Rights at Oxford

Anthony Jones has been appointed as a Research Visitor to the Oxford University’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, with his term commencing in January 2018. The Bonavero Institute is a new research institute in Oxford’s Faculty of Law, which aims to foster excellent research and scholarship in human rights law, and will host outstanding visiting scholars and practitioners.

Anthony, alongside his commercial practice, has a substantial practice in human rights and international law, recently acting in the High Court in relation to a challenge to the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, and in the General Court of the European Union on matters including the EU-Turkey refugee deal and the compliance EU environmental regimes and standing requirements for NGOs with the UN Aarhus Convention, and in the European Court of Human Rights in more than a dozen cases relating to media freedom, surveillance, and property rights. Anthony also has experience in matters before the constitutional courts of Turkey and The Gambia, before UN Special Procedures complaints bodies, and the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS’).

Anthony’s research at the Bonavero Institute will focus on the jurisdiction and practice of the ECOWAS Court, which in recent years has seen a proliferation of human rights litigation and is becoming the leading tribunal for the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

For more details regarding the Bonavero Institute, please click here.