Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

University Associate Professor in Law at Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge


Claire’s research lies in the field of human rights and the protection of children. She has published on a wide range of issues including intercountry adoption, international surrogacy, and cross-border child protection, as well as children's rights under the European Court of Human Rights. At the core of this research is the interaction between international and regional human rights instruments and domestic law, and the way in which these frameworks can be used to implement children’s rights.

Her first book, "Children's Rights in Intercountry Adoption" was awarded the Inner Temple Book Prize for New Authors, as well as the Faculty of Law's Yorke Prize, and has been cited by the Court of Appeal.

Claire is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, and is an Editor of the European Section of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. She is an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, and an Academic Fellow of Inner Temple, and has worked with organisations such as United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Save the Children, and Avocats Sans Frontieres on issues concerning child protection, human rights, and rule of law.

Claire undertook her undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide, where she completed a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Bachelor of International Studies, and Diploma of Languages (Spanish). She obtained her BCL (with distinction) from the University of Oxford, and her PhD at University of Cambridge.

Before joining the Cambridge Law Faculty, she was a lecturer at King's College London.