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International lawyer and progressive advocate. Currently based in East Africa. Kennedy Scholar at Harvard.
International lawyer and progressive advocate. Currently based in East Africa. Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. Experience on four continents in the death penalty, penal reform, criminal justice, human rights and international law.
As Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Philippa worked on a variety of constitutional law and human rights cases in South Africa's highest court. Philippa was also named Legal Fellow and USA Coordinator of Reprieve, specialising in the application of international human rights standards to American death penalty cases. Philippa's anti-death penalty advocacy extended to Pakistan, as a Strategic Litigation Assistant for the Justice Project Pakistan, where she focused on anti-torture and the intersection between global terrorism and the abolition of capital punishment. She has also provided research assistance to a number of law professors at Harvard, including Professor Catherine MacKinnon and to the Vice-Chair of the International War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association.
Philippa has served as Primary Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and as an Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. She has also been published numerous times in the Juridical Review, the Scots Law Times, the JLSS, the Amicus Journal and the International Bar Association: Young Lawyers, as well as having written law reform articles for the One for Ten Project, the Women’s Support Project and the Zero Tolerance Campaign.
Philippa is a member of the New York Bar and a Matriculated Intrant to the Faculty of Advocates, Scottish Bar.