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ces74@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: 13 Chapel Court 9/11

Hon LLB (Adelaide), BCL (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
University Lecturer in Children's Rights

Interests

Claire’s research lies in the field of human rights and the protection of children. She has published on a wide range of issues including intercountry adoption, international surrogacy, and cross-border child protection, as well as children's rights under the European Court of Human Rights. At the core of this research is the interaction between international and regional human rights instruments and domestic law, and the way in which these frameworks can be used to implement children’s rights.

Her first book, "Children's Rights in Intercountry Adoption" was awarded the Inner Temple Book Prize for New Authors, as well as the Faculty of Law's Yorke Prize, and has been cited by the Court of Appeal.

Claire is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, and is an Editor of the European Section of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. She is an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, and an Academic Fellow of Inner Temple, and has worked with organisations such as United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Save the Children, and Avocats Sans Frontieres on issues concerning child protection, human rights, and rule of law.

CV / Biography

Claire undertook her undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide, where she completed a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Bachelor of International Studies, and Diploma of Languages (Spanish). She obtained her BCL (with distinction) from the University of Oxford, and her PhD at University of Cambridge.

Before joining the Cambridge Law Faculty, she was a lecturer at King's College London.

Publications

 

Books

"Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy" (Intersentia) (Ed)

Editor's Name:
Jens M Scherpe, Claire Fenton-Glynn, Terry Kaan (eds)
Co-Author/s:
Jens M Scherpe, Claire Fenton-Glynn, Terry Kaan (eds)
Published:
Dec 2018
Publisher:
Intersentia

"Children’s Rights in Sustainable Development: Implementing the UNCRC for Future Generations " (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Published:
Dec 2018
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

"Children's Rights in Intercountry Adoption: A European Perspective" (Intersentia)

Published:
Oct 2014
Publisher:
Intersentia
ISBN 13:
9781780682280

Articles

"The end of corporal punishment? " (2018) 48(8) Family Law

Citation:
(2018) 48(8) Family Law
Published:
Aug 2018

"Male circumcision vs female genital mutilation: Two sides of the same coin?" (2018) 48(6) Family Law

Citation:
(2018) 48(6) Family Law
Published:
Jun 2018

"International Surrogacy before the European Court of Human Rights" (2017) 13(3) Journal of Private International Law 546

Citation:
(2017) 13(3) Journal of Private International Law 546
Published:
Jan 2018
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1080/17441048.2017.1385901

"Why sex still matters" (2017) 47(4) Family Law

Citation:
(2017) 47(4) Family Law
Published:
Apr 2017

"Child Euthanasia: A right too far?" (2016) 46(12) Family Law

Citation:
(2016) 46(12) Family Law
Published:
Dec 2016

"Reviewing the UK’s implementation of human rights obligations" (2016) 46(10) Family Law

Citation:
(2016) 46(10) Family Law
Published:
Oct 2016

"Adoption Targets: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (2016) 46(2) Family Law

Citation:
(2016) 46(2) Family Law
Published:
Feb 2016

"Outsourcing Ethical Dilemmas: Regulating International Surrogacy Arrangements" (2016) 24(1) Medical Law Review 59

Citation:
(2016) 24(1) Medical Law Review 59
Published:
Jan 2016

"Cross-Border Public Care and Adoption Proceedings in the European Union" (2016) 38(1) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 94

Co-Author/s:
Ruth Lamont
Citation:
(2016) 38(1) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 94
Published:
Jan 2016

"The Regulation and Recognition of Surrogacy in English Law" (2015) 27(1) Child and Family Law Quarterly 83

Citation:
(2015) 27(1) Child and Family Law Quarterly 83
Published:
Apr 2015

"Participation and Natural Justice: Children’s Rights and Interests in Hague Abduction Proceedings" (2014) 9(1) Journal of Comparative Law 129

Citation:
(2014) 9(1) Journal of Comparative Law 129
Published:
Sep 2014

"Human Rights and Private International Law: Regulating International Surrogacy" [2014] 10(1) Journal of Private International Law 157

Citation:
[2014] 10(1) Journal of Private International Law 157
Published:
Apr 2014
DOI:
10.5235/17441048.10.1.157

"The Child's Voice in Adoption Proceedings: A European Perspective" (2013) 21(4) International Journal of Children's Rights 590-615

Citation:
(2013) 21(4) International Journal of Children's Rights 590-615
Published:
Dec 2013

Book Chapters

"The Legal Status of Intersex Persons in Australia" in Jens Scherpe, Anatol Dutta and Tobias Helms (eds), The Legal Status of Intersex Persons (Intersentia)

Publisher:
Intersentia
Published Date:
Dec 2018
Co-Author/s:
Jens Scherpe, Anatol Dutta and Tobias Helms (eds)

"Creating International Families: Private International Law and the Industry of Parenthood" in Victoria Stephens and Gillian Douglas (eds), International and National Perspectives on Child and Family Law: Festschrift for Nigel Lowe (Intersentia)

Publisher:
Intersentia
Published Date:
Jun 2018
Co-Author/s:
Victoria Stephens and Gillian Douglas (eds)

"Re C v XYZ County Council" in Kathryn Hollingsworth, Helen Stalford and Stephen Gilmore (eds), Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (Hart)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Date:
Nov 2017
Co-Author/s:
Kathryn Hollingsworth, Helen Stalford and Stephen Gilmore (eds)

"Theory and Practice on Article 8 ECHR in England and Wales" in Andrea Büchler and Helen Keller (eds), Family Forms and Parenthood: Theory and Practice of Article 8 ECHR in Europe (Intersentia)

Publisher:
Intersentia
Published Date:
Sep 2016
Co-Author/s:
Andrea Büchler and Helen Keller (eds)

"Adoption in a European Perspective" in Jens M Scherpe (Ed), European Family Law (Volume III) (Edward Elgar)

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Published Date:
Jan 2016
ISBN 13:
978 1 78536 304 7
Co-Author/s:
Jens M Scherpe

"Transnational Family Law" in Peer Zumbansen (Ed), Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (Oxford University Press (forthcoming))

Publisher:
Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
Published Date:
Dec 2015
Co-Author/s:
Peer Zumbansen

"Anonymous Relinquishment and Baby-Boxes: Life-saving mechanisms or a violation of human rights?" in Katharina Boele-Woelki and Nina Dethloff, Family Law and Culture in European: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities (Intersentia) (Ed)

"The Law as a Prisoner of History: An Examination of Aborginal Title in South Austalia" in Shaun Berg (ed), Coming to Terms: The Legal Implications of the Letters Patent and Founding Documents upon Aboiginal Land in the Colonisation of South Australia (Wakefield Press)

Publisher:
Wakefield Press
Published Date:
Jan 2010
Co-Author/s:
Shaun Berg (ed)

Book Reviews

John Eekelaar and Mavis Maclean: Family Justice: The Work of Family Judges in Uncertain Times (2014) 18 Edinburgh Law Review 165

Published:
Dec 2013

Fifty Years of Family Law: Essays for Stephen Cretney [2012] 71(3) Cambridge Law Journal 734-736

Published:
Nov 2012

Case Notes

Human rights and the law of nullity: Akhter v Khan (2018) 48 (10) Family Law

Published:
Oct 2018

Revoking Adoption: Re J (Adoption: Appeal) (2018) 48(4) Family Law

Published:
Apr 2018

Children’s welfare vs community interests: Contact, religion and transgender rights (2018) 48(2) Family Law

Published:
Feb 2018

What price a child? Recovering damages in tort for international surrogacy (2017) 47(12) Family Law

Published:
Dec 2017

The importance of child friendly judgments (2017) 47(10) Family Law

Published:
Oct 2017

Life-sustaining treatment and the best interests of the child (2017) 47(8) Family Law

Published:
Aug 2017

When is a family not a family? (2017) 47(6) Family Law

Published:
Jun 2017

Information on Origins: Right or Obligation? (2016) 46(8) Family Law

Published:
Aug 2016

Reinterpreting s54 HFEA: How far is too far? (2016) 46(6) Family Law

Published:
Jun 2016

Opposite sex civil partnerships and the ambit of Article 8 (2016) 46(4) Family Law

Published:
Apr 2016

Austerity and the benefit cap: In whose best interests? (2016) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

Published:
Jan 2016
DOI:
10.1080/09649069.2015.1121961

Re N – Conflict and Confluence of Adoption Law in Europe (2015) 45(12) Family Law

Published:
Dec 2015

The Rise of Strict Scrutiny: Extending Re B-S to changes in care plans (2015) 37(1) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 105

Published:
Apr 2015
DOI:
10.1080/09649069.2015.998015

The Difficulty of Enforcing Surrogacy Regulations (2015) 74(1) Cambridge Law Journal 34

Published:
Apr 2015

Replacing One Type of Oppression with Another? Same-sex couples and religious freedom [2014] 73(1) Cambridge Law Journal

Published:
Mar 2014

Paramountcy and the ECHR: A Conflict Resolved? [2012] 71(3) Cambridge Law Jounal 498-501

Published:
Nov 2013

An Unbalanced Scale: Anonymous Birth and the European Court of Human Rights [2013] 72(2) Cambridge Law Journal 263-266

Published:
Jul 2013

Reports

Adoption Without Consent

Published:
Apr 2016
Body / Institution:
European Parliament