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Education CV


  • PhD in Law Candidate, University of Cambridge (since 2021)
  • MPhil in Law, University of Oxford (2020 - 2021) 
  • B.C.L. (Distinction), University of Oxford (2018 - 2019) 
  • B.A., LL.B. (First Class Honours), O.P. Jindal Global University (2013 - 2018) 
    • Semester Exchange: Cornell Law School (Fall 2016) 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Cambridge International and Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Scholarship (2021, Cambridge Trust and Sidney Sussex College) 
  • Cornelia Sorabji Scholarship to read for the MPhil in Law (2020, Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development) 
  • Graduate Research Scholarship (2020, Oxford Law Faculty) 
  • Somerville College Alumni Scholarship (2020, Somerville College) 
  • Bonavero Institute Student Fellowship at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin (2019, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights) 
  • Wilma Crowther Fund (2019, Somerville College)
  • Archibald Jackson Prize (2019, Somerville College) 
  • Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship to read for the B.C.L. (2018, Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development) 
  • Gold Medal for academic performance in the B.A., LL.B. programme (2018, O.P. Jindal Global University)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2017, Cornell Law School) 
  • First Position on the Dean's List for Academic Excellence (2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018, O.P. Jindal Global University) 

Fields of research

Human rights law, equality and discrimination law, constitutional law, public law 



Dr Kirsty Hughes 

Start Date

Oct 2021




"A tale of targeted violence in Hashimpura: the Delhi High Court on recognition, relations and responses" (2020) 11 Jindal Global Law Review 61

(2020) 11 Jindal Global Law Review 61
Published: Apr 2020

Book Reviews

Torture, Inhumanity and Degradation under Article 3 of the ECHR: Absolute Rights and Absolute Wrongs (2022) European Human Rights Law Review 216

Case Notes

India - dress codes, religious headscarves, and indirect discrimination - a missed opportunity in Indian constitutional law (2022) Public Law 697-701

Indirect discrimination and substantive equality in Nitisha: Easier said than done under Indian constitutional jurisprudence (2022) 22(1) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law 74

Published: Jan 2022