The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship is offered to a researcher with a promising and innovative research project which falls within the mandate of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa.

Our 2022-2023 Postdoctoral Fellow

Ashley Barnes is a lawyer and scholar whose work focuses on access to justice and remedies under international law. She completed her SJD at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Her research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Council of International Law, among others. In 2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. She was previously a Schulich Fellow at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in international peer-reviewed journals and she authors an annual case digest on private international law for the Canadian Yearbook of International Law. She has presented her research at venues in North America and Europe, most recently as a ‘New Voices’ panelist at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. Ashley’s academic work builds on extensive professional background with government in international legal and policy issues, as well as serving as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Federal Court of Canada and experience with the International Criminal Court.

During her fellowship at the HRREC, she will be expanding her work into new access to justice challenges, including the timely issue of compensating those directly harmed by climate change in domestic and international forums.

Ashley Barnes