ISHR welcomes two new lecturers: Jackie Dugard and Caroline L. Silva

Sunday, September 4, 2022

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is delighted to announce two new lecturers joining us this academic year. 

Jackie Dugard is a Senior Lecturer in the discipline of Human Rights at ISHR and the Department of Political Science. With a background in law and social sciences - BA (Hons) & LLB (Wits); MPhil & PhD (Cambridge); and LLM (Essex) - Jackie focuses on power and exclusion. She has published widely on socio-economic rights (especially the rights to housing, land and water), property law, access to justice, the role of law and courts in social change, protest and social movements, and gender-based violence. She is currently part of a multi-country Research Council of Norway-funded project, “Pluriland”, which seeks to understand the impact on human security of enacting plural land rights in constitutions and law. Jackie is the leader of the workstream on Land and Housing for the UN-funded project, “Making Prevention a Reality: A Framework Approach”. Jackie is the lead co-editor (Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi) of Edward Elgar’s (2020) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights. This Fall, Jackie is teaching International Human Rights Law and Socio-Economic Rights. She is also designing a new course on Climate Justice for the Spring semester.
Caroline L. Silva is a Lecturer in the discipline of Human Rights at ISHR and the Department of Political Science. Caroline is generally interested in Institutions, Human Rights, and Social Justice from the perspectives of International Law & International Relations, Sociology, and related disciplines. She teaches a newly designed course named “Courts as Gatekeepers: The Two-Level Politics of Human Rights.” In this course, she shares different disciplinary views on how domestic and international courts relate, either facilitating or jeopardizing the implementation of human rights law and policies. She holds a Ph.D. Degree in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. Degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen, iCourts. Caroline completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study (Georg-August-Universität). She also holds an LL.M from the Kings College University of London and an LL.B from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil). Caroline recently published an article about the Structural Bias of Domestic Courts in Latin America.