Sarah M. Field has a blend of applied and academic experience supporting the fulfilment of international human rights law through international research and advocacy projects. She has particular expertise on international law relating to nondiscrimination and equality, international children's rights and international women's rights, and global experience effecting change for the same at international and domestic level (within Europe, eastern and southern Africa and the Asia and Pacific regions). This includes promoting knowledge of, engagement with, the law of international human rights, investigating domestic law (and organisational policy) and practice from an international human rights perspective, and engaging and supporting strategic actors to take action to effect change for human rights in law and practice (collectively through the convening of regional consultations and symposia and individually through the provision of technical support). In this capacity she has worked with the International Labour Office, The African Child Policy Forum, and the Cross-European GENOVATE Consortium, among others. A particular professional interest is probing the staged process of peacemaking from juristic, human rights and child rights perspective. This interest inspired the development of the mini international legal advocacy project — Rights Streams. On this and other connected subjects, she has contributed posts to a number of international law and human rights related blogs including The Oxford Human Rights Hub, IntLawGrrls and The Right to Education Project.  Sarah has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland.   

Areas of Expertise: Public International Law; United Nations Multilateral System (Charter and Treaty Bodies); Nondiscrimination and Equality; International Children's Rights; International Women’s Rights; Interface between Law of International Human Rights and Laws of Emergencies, Non/ International Armed Conflict & esp. Peace(making).