Dr Sevda Clark

Dr Sevda Clark is a human rights lawyer, policy analyst and Lecturer at the Thomas More Law School. She is admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW.

Before joining the Law School, Clark worked as a legal policy analyst at the Attorney-General's Department. She was also a Principal Research Officer for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights at the Department of the Senate, Parliament House Canberra.

As Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo, she advised governments and non-governmental organisations on the normative development and implementation of human rights law at the international and domestic levels. She acted as Expert advisor to the United Nations during the drafting of the Third Optional Protocol the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure and represented the National Institute for Human Rights in Norway at the Working Group sessions in Geneva, making oral and written submissions on the development of the treaty.

Clark's research and policy development work to date revolves around diagnosing the law and policy gaps in protecting the rights of marginalised groups at the intersection of multiple disadvantage. The legal subjectivity of women, children and people with disability have been the thread with which she has woven her research and practice in human rights law over the past decade.

Clark serves as a Member of the Advisory Board, Human Rights Education Review and an Editorial Board Member of the Australian Feminist Law Journal.

Clark holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of International Human Rights Law from the University of Oslo, Norway. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Hons English Literature) from the University of Sydney.

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