Vyaj Lovejoy is a human rights lawyer focusing on housing, immigration and asylum law. Her work and career is fuelled by her commitment to national and international human rights and protecting those who are most vulnerable. She undertakes extensive voluntary work at grassroot level alongside her practice.
She has volunteered at Greenwich Housing Rights for a number of years, representing defendants to possession claims at court who would otherwise be unrepresented. She also volunteers with Hackney Winter Night Shelter advising homeless people on their housing and immigration cases. She previously volunteered with the Equality and Diversity Forum promoting equality through advocacy and collaboration between network organisations. Other charities she volunteers with include: Bail for Immigration Detainees, University of Law’s Legal Advice Centre and the Colombia Caravana – a group of international lawyers that monitor the human rights abuses faced by legal professionals in Colombia.
Vyaj has a long-standing commitment to Economic, Social and Cultural rights. Her LLB dissertation examined the nature and scope of the right to food under Article 11 of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.