Catherine Briddick

Departmental Lecturer in Gender and International Human Rights and Refugee Law

Catherine Briddick has over ten years’ experience researching, providing legal advice and engaging in legal advocacy on issues relating to gender, forced migration and human rights in the UK.

Catherine has practiced as a barrister, representing individuals before Courts and tribunals in addition to having managed and delivered legal advice and information services in the not-for-profit sector.

She is a trustee of Asylum Welcome and a member of Asylum Aid’s Women’s Advisory Committee.

Catherine received her LLM in Human Rights Law from the LSE with Distinction. She is currently completing her doctorate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford.

Catherine has contributed case notes to the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law and engages in consultancy work for research centres and NGOs. Her most recent publication is Some Other(ed) Refugees: Women Seeking Asylum under Refugee and Human Rights Law (in the Research Handbook on Refugee Law, S Juss (ed.), Edward Elgar, 2018).

Catherine teaches at the Refugee Studies Centre and has previously taught Public International Law and International Human Rights Law at the LSE. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Doctoral Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative.

Please note Dr Briddick is not available to supervise doctoral students.

In the media

Journal articles and special issues

Briddick, Catherine (2019) 'Precarious Workers and Probationary Wives: How Immigration Law Discriminates Against Women', Journal of Social and Legal Studies
Briddick, Catherine (2016) 'Case Comment: Secretary of State for the Home Department v NA', Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law 30 (4) 367
Briddick, Catherine (2015) 'The Lord Chancellor v Detention Action (Case Comment)', Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 29 (4) 386-9
Briddick, Catherine (with (2015) ) (2015) 'Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors (Case Comment)', Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 29 (3) 322-4


Briddick, Catherine (forthcoming) 'Some Other(ed) ‘Refugees’?: Women Seeking Asylum Under Refugee and Human Rights Law'. In S Juss (ed) Research Handbook in International Refugee Law , Edward Elgar


Briddick, Catherine (forthcoming) 'Book review: 'Gender, Violence, Refugees', Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause (eds)', Journal of Refugee Studies
24 August, 2020
New article by Catherine Briddick evaluates residence rights of migrant victims of domestic violence in Europe
08 May, 2019
New article by Catherine Briddick investigates gender discrimination in UK immigration law
10 Mar, 2022
'Ukraine: the UK is failing to meet its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention'. Catherine Briddick writes for the Conversation
13 Apr, 2021
'Sex and race discrimination are pervasive features of British immigration law'. Catherine Briddick quoted in inews article about the impact of the UK's Domestic Abuse Bill on migrant women
29 Apr, 2019
'Sex discrimination in British immigration law is likely to get worse after Brexit'. Catherine Briddick writes for the Conversation
18 Sep, 2018
‘The EU’s commitment to combatting violence against women: rhetoric or reality?'. Catherine Briddick writes for EU Law Analysis
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