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PRESS RELEASE: New Board Members

2 November 2018

The AIRE Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to its Board.

Dr Jason Pobjoy is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, where he has a broad practice including public and human rights law, refugee and immigration law and public international law. He appears regularly in the Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Jason has published widely in the areas of refugee law, public and human rights law and is the author of “The Child in International Refugee Law" (CUP 2017). Jason has taught at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of London, and was the founding chair of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project. Jason completed a Master's in Law at the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, and a doctorate at the University of Cambridge. He was a Research Associate at the Refugee Law Project at Makerere University in Kampala, a Hauser Visiting Doctoral Researcher at New York University School of Law and is currently a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.

Emma Mockford is a Barrister at Brick Court Chambers. She has a broad practice with a particular focus on EU law (including free movement, competition law and State aid) and public law (including human rights). She acts for and advises individuals, public authorities and NGOs and undertakes extensive pro bono work. Before transferring to the Bar in 2016, Emma worked as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, specialising in EU and competition litigation and public law. She has a Masters in EU Competition Law from King’s College, London and has previously spent time working in Brussels. She is interested in the constitutional and fundamental rights implications of Brexit and has written on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act.

Michael Quayle is a member of Freshfields' commercial dispute resolution group, specialising in EU, public, competition and human rights law.  He is a leading member of Freshfields’ Global Business and Human Rights practice and the editor of the firm’s regular blog on the topic; he has also spoken widely on business and human rights issues, including at the United Nations and the University of Oxford.  Michael has an active pro bono practice, having acted on several public interest interventions in the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal, including the recent “Dubs Amendment” litigation (R (Help Refugees) v SSHD). He contributed a chapter on procedure to “To Assist the Court: Third Party Interventions in the Public Interest” (JUSTICE, 2016). He regularly appears as an advocate before the Asylum Support Appeals Tribunal.

Matthew Evans, Director of AIRE, said: "We are delighted to welcome Jason, Emma and Michael to our Board of Trustees.  Individually and collectively they bring a huge amount of experience and expertise to the AIRE Centre.  This will ensure that we remain at the forefront of European human rights law"

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