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Dr Jessie Hohmann, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD

Lecturer in Law

email: j.hohmann@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 7232

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Jessie Hohmann

Dr Hohmann took up a lectureship with Queen Mary in September 2012, after completing a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.  

Dr Hohmann has broad research interests in the fields of human rights, international law, indigenous rights, theories of human rights and international law.

Her research has explored these issues through the lens of social and economic rights, with a particular focus on the right to housing. Her monograph The Right to Housing: Law, Concepts, Possibilities explores these areas, and was shortlisted for the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2013. The right to housing remains a strong focus for Dr Hohmann's future research.

Dr Hohmann’s current research focuses on the material and visual culture of international law. She is currently working on a research project on ‘The Objects of International Law’ with Dr Dan Joyce of UNSW.

Her current teaching at Queen Mary is in public law and law as performance at the undergraduate level, and she offers courses on indigenous peoples and the law at LLM level. She has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Cambridge, King’s College, London and Macquarie University in Sydney.  

Dr Hohmann is a member of the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary, and is the editor of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review. She is also a member of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC). As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, she is a fully qualified to practice in the Province of Ontario. In addition, Dr Hohmann has held visiting fellowships at Osgoode Hall (York University), the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge) and at the University of Sydney.

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching:

Postgraduate teaching:

Dr Hohmann also contributes to occasional and guest lectures on the following modules:

Research

Publications

A Selection of Dr Hohmann’s publications are available on her SSRN page.

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i Monographs

ii Edited Books

  • 2017  International Law’s Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure through Object and Image (with Dr. Daniel Joyce; forthcoming OUP).
  • 2017 Oxford Commentaries on International Law – A Commentary on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples OUP (with Professor Marc Weller; forthcoming).

iii Book Chapters and Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2017 ‘Identity, Existence, Non-Assimilation’ in Oxford Commentaries on International Law – A Commentary on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (OUP) (with Professor Marc Weller)
  • 2017 ‘Introduction’ in Oxford Commentaries on International Law – A Commentary on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (OUP) (with Professor Marc Weller; forthcoming)
  • 2016 ‘Principle, Politics & Practice: The Role of UN Special Rapporteurs in the Development of the Right to Housing in International Law’ in Nolan, Freedman & Murphy (eds) The UN Special Procedures (Brill)
  • 2016 ‘Kell v Canada: Revaluating the CEDAW Decision in a Feminist Light’ in Lavers & Hodson (eds) Feminist International Judgments: Women’s Voices in International Law (forthcoming) (with E. Tramontana & B. Inniss)
  • 2015 ‘Opium as an Object of International Law: Doctrines of Sovereignty and Intervention’ in Reinisch & Footer (eds) Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law (Hart) (forthcoming)
  • 2010 ‘Visions of Social Transformation and the Invocation of Human Rights in Mumbai: The Struggle for the Right to Housing’ (2010) 13 Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal 135 (translated into Chinese for publication in 11(1) Sun Yat-sen University Law Review, (forthcoming) and Swedish for publication in Fronesis (2013))
  • 2009 ‘Igloo as Icon: A Human Rights Approach to Climate Change for the Inuit?’ (2009) 18(2) Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 297
  • 2006 ‘The Thin End of the Wedge: Executive Detention of Non-Citizens & the Australian Constitution’ (2006) 9 Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence 91
  • 2005 ‘Dictating to One of ‘Us’: The Migration of Mrs. Freer’ (2005) 5 Macquarie Law Journal 241 (Kel Robertson with Jessie Hohmann & Iain Stewart).

iv Reports and Consultancy Work

v Book Reviews, Case Notes and Other Publications

  • 2013 'Provoking Debate: The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing in the UK' Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (27 September 2013)
  • 2013 ‘The True Radicalism of the Right to Housing’, 2013 British Academy Review 22
  • 2013 ‘Events: The Force of International Law’ by Fleur Johns, Richard Joyce & Sundhya Pahuja (eds)’ British Yearbook of International Law 532
  • 2011 ‘Human Rights and their Limits by Wiktor Osiatyński & Advocating Dignity: Human Rights Mobilizations in Global Politics by Jean H. Quataert’ (2011) 70(1) Cambridge Law Journal 269
  • 2004 ‘Report of the Senate Select Committee on Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters: Inconclusive Witch-Hunt or Valuable Contribution to the Australian Migration Debate?’ (2004) 19 Immigration Review [321]
  • 2004 ‘Challenge to Validity of Statutory Provisions Authorising Removal from Australia of a Minor Seeking Asylum: P1/2003 v MIMIA’ (2004) 18 Immigration Review [307]
  • 2004 ‘Whether RRT Erred in Failing to Consider Whether Unaccompanied Minors in Afghanistan Constituted a Particular Social Group: MIMIA v VFAY; MIMIA v SHBB’ (2004)18 Immigration Review [308].

vi Articles Translated for Non-English Readership

  • 2013 Chinese Translation of ‘Visions of Social Transformation and the Invocation of Human Rights in Mumbai: The Struggle for the Right to Housing’ in (2013) 11(1) Sun Yat-sen University Law Review

  • 2013 Swedish Translation of ‘Visions of Social Transformation and the Invocation of Human Rights in Mumbai: The Struggle for the Right to Housing’ in (2013) 42-43 Fronesis 65.

PhD Supervision

Dr Hohmann welcomes proposals from doctoral students working within her broad research interests including: human rights thought and practice, social and economic rights, international law (particularly critical or theoretical questions in international legal thought), and indigenous rights.  

Current PhD students

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