The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is proud to present Shreya Atrey and Yoon Jin Shin, the new Hauser scholars who will be affiliated to the Center for the next academic year.
Shreya Atrey studied B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India and graduated at the top of her class in 2011. She went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and completed the BCL with distinction in 2012. She completed her DPhil in Law (PhD) in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Sandra Fredman. Her thesis is on realising intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination laws of South Africa, Canada and the UK.
At Oxford, Shreya served as the Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico, an organisation of graduate law students and faculty members dedicated to the practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis. Shreya also taught on the European Human Rights Law Course. Shreya coached the University of Oxford team for the 54th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which was declared the U.K. National Champion in 2013. She has served as the Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and the Editor-in-Chief of the Nalsar Student Law Review. Her research and teaching interests are in international and comparative human rights law, discrimination law, disability law, public law and feminist jurisprudence.
Yoon Jin Shin received her J.S.D. (2015) and LL.M. (2011) degrees at Yale Law School. Her doctoral dissertation critically investigated the nature of the current global legal regime directed to combat transborder human trafficking, illuminated its negative impact on the individuals, and suggested an alternative approach to effectively address the issue as a transnational human rights problem.
Before coming to Yale, Yoon Jin was a judge in South Korea, mainly in criminal courts, including a special division for sexual violence. She was awarded a Stepping Stone Prize from the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center for the best court decision for women’s rights in 2009.
After leaving court in February 2010, she served as a Fellow in Gonggam—Korean Public Interest Lawyers’ Group, working on a pro bono basis for human rights cases. In 2011, she participated in the 49th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, as a Korean NGO delegate, documenting the English version of the Shadow Report and making a presentation on behalf of the delegate. While studying in Seoul National University, where she graduated from with summa cum laude, Yoon Jin worked with various human rights and public interest organizations, engaging in numerous research and advocacy projects aiming to empower disadvantaged groups in society. Yoon Jin holds a certificate from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in Korea as a counselor for survivors of sexual violence, and won Human Rights Thesis Award from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in 2002 for a thesis on the labor rights of people with disabilities. She is a member of New York State Bar Association and MINBYUN—Lawyers for a Democratic Society in Korea.
Her areas of interest include international law, constitutional law, transnational law, and human rights. Her recent publications include “Human Trafficking and Labor Migration: The Dichotomous Law and Complex Realities of Filipina Entertainers in South Korea and Suggestions for Integrated and Contextualized Legal Responses” in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (2015).