It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Loveday Hodson as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Loveday is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, where she teaches the Feminist Perspectives on International Law and Global Protection of Human Rights postgraduate modules. Loveday was awarded a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2006, where she was also a Teaching Assistant, and prior to that an LLM in International Human Rights from the University of London. In 2010, she published a monograph, NGOs and the Struggle for Human Rights in Europe, which examines the relationship between social movements and the development of human rights norms. She has also published widely in the area of LGBT family rights in international law, including academic articles and NGO reports.
Loveday has a growing interest in feminist theory, and is currently co-convenor of the European Society of International Law’s interest group on Feminism and International Law, which welcomes new members. She also heads the International Law research cluster within the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation at the University of Leicester. Her current research project, in its formative stages, is the Feminist International Judgments Project, in which key international judgments will be collaboratively re-written from a feminist perspective.
Loveday’s introductory post today discusses her forthcoming article exploring the case law of the Women’s Committee under CEDAW’s Optional Protocol. Heartfelt welcome!