Shazia Choudhry is Professor of Law at Queen Mary. She is also a qualified solicitor and previously practised family law within the specialist legal aid sector. Her research interests lie in the fields of European and UK human rights law and the interface of those fields with substantive areas of family law. Her particular areas of interest include the impact of the HRA and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) on domestic abuse and violence against women as a human rights issue.
Her work within the field of domestic violence and human rights has been recognised by invitations to speak internationally and by her advisory work and appointments. This has included giving evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group hearing on Domestic Violence at the House of Commons (2015, 2018), her appointment as Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Violence against Women (2014-15), acting as an expert for the European Commission, for the Council of Europe, and for the UNFPA on the issue of violence against women. She is also a member of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Violence Against Women External Consultation Group.
She advises Women’s Aid on research, policy and training and is a member of their Expert Advisory Panel. She has also authored a joint research report with Women’s Aid in 2018 entitled: “What about my right not to be abused?” Domestic abuse, human rights and the family courts, available HERE