Gayathree Devi KT


Gayathree is a DPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. Her work on international responsibility for human rights violations committed by de facto regimes is being supervised Dr Miles Jackson and Dr Efthymios Papastavridis. Gayathree is a tutor in public international law for visiting students at Hertford College. She is also Co-Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group, a Graduate Mooting Assistant at the Faculty of Law, an Events Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and an Associate Editor of the Indian Law Review. She was Co-Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico in 2020-21.

Gayathree completed the MPhil in Law (with distinction) and the Bachelor of Civil Law (with distinction). She completed both courses as an OICSD Scholar at Somerville College. On the Bachelor of Civil Law, Gayathree received Law Faculty prizes in International Law & Armed Conflict and International Economic Law. Before coming to Oxford, she completed BA, LLB (Hons) at Gujarat National Law University, India.

Gayathree takes keen interest in public international law and human rights law. In 2017, she interned at the International Law Commission, and researched on issues of immunity of State officials, State Succession in respect of State Responsibility and jus cogens norms. In 2018, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at Ashoka University, India, and taught modules on public international law. She has performed well at moots like the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court, the Blackstone Human Rights Moot and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Gayathree tweets @gayathreekt and can be reached at

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