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Dr Katie Boyle is a qualified constitutional and human rights lawyer and Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Stirling. She has published extensively on economic and social rights law and served as Expert Advisor to NGOs, governments, parliaments and the United Nations. Her recent book, “Economic and Social Rights Law: Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication” (2020), features as part of the International Association of Constitutional Law Emerging Scholarship Series, (available at https://bit.ly/2Nf32zw ). 

Dr Boyle has worked nationally and internationally on economic and social rights during periods of constitutional transition including work funded by the British Academy in Colombia and Brazil. Her work has featured in reporting procedures to the UN and she has worked with national human rights institutions, including with the Scottish Human Rights Commission on a project exploring the incorporation of international human rights law in Scotland. In 2018 Dr Boyle was appointed as an expert on the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership. The group’s remit was to consider how Scotland can be an international leader in human rights and its recommendations to incorporate economic, social, cultural and environmental rights are being implemented by a National Task Force. Dr Boyle now advises the National Task Force as a member of the Academic Advisory Panel. Other recent expert appointments include Scotland’s UNCRC Incorporation Advisory Group and working with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing on access to justice issues.