Associate Fellow, International Law
Harriet Moynihan
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Harriet’s areas of focus at Chatham House currently include state responsibility in armed conflict and counterterrorism, sexual violence in conflict, business and human rights, and China’s approach to international law. Harriet has recently lectured on international humanitarian law as part of Oxford University’s Foreign Relations Programme.

Before joining Chatham House, she was a legal adviser at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where she advised on a wide range of international law issues including international humanitarian law, human rights law and diplomatic and consular law. Harriet has represented the UK in the Council of Europe, in cases before the European Court of Human Rights, and at bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations.

Prior to that, Harriet trained and worked as an associate solicitor for Clifford Chance LLP in the firm’s London and Singapore offices. During that time she was seconded for a year to Oftel, where she worked as a policy adviser to the director general on telecommunications.


Public international law:

  • International human rights law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Treaty law


2015 -Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
2013-15MSt, International Human Rights Law, New College, University of Oxford
2004-12Assistant Legal Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
2003-04Postgrad Diploma in Competition Law, Kings College, London
2001-04Associate Solicitor, Clifford Chance LLP
1994-97BA (Hons) Classics, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge


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