Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Harriet Moynihan

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Harriet’s areas of focus at Chatham House currently include state responsibility, China’s approach to international law, sexual violence in conflict, and business and human rights.

Before joining Chatham House, Harriet was a legal adviser at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where she advised on a wide range of international law issues.

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.

Harriet graduated from Cambridge University and has a Masters from Oxford University in International Human Rights Law, for which she was awarded the Morris Prize for best overall result.

Harriet has lectured on international humanitarian law as part of Oxford University’s Foreign Relations Programme.

Areas of expertise

Public international law:

  • International human rights law
  • International humanitarian law

Past experience

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
1994-97MA (Hons) Classics, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge