Intersectional Class Discrimination


Upcoming Webinars:

The digital divide and intersectional class discrimination (co-hosted by the Digital Equality WG)

May 21, 2024 at 8:00 am (PDT) / 3:00 pm (CEST)

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Who We Are


  • Professor Emerita Geraldine Van Bueren KC

    Professor Emerita Geraldine Van Bueren KC Queen Mary University of London is an Hon. Senior Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. She is a barrister in Doughty Street Chambers and was appointed an honorary Kings Counsel in recognition of her scholastic contributions to national and international law. She has served as a Commissioner on the United Kingdom’s Equality and Human Rights Commission with lead responsibility for human rights and on the Attorney-General’s International Pro Bono Committee.

    In 2003, she was awarded the Child Rights Lawyer Award, which. recognises lawyers who have done outstanding work in the field of children’s rights.She is one of the original drafters of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and also helped draft the United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, the UNHCR Guidelines on Refugee Children and the United Nations Programme of Action on Children in the Criminal Justice System.She has represented the United Nations in discussions with Iran; the Commonwealth Secretariat in Bangladesh and advised the Government of Japan and Unicef. She has also acted as an expert witness for the Government of Canada and has lectured and worked throughout Europe and the United States and in Argentina, Senegal, Uganda and Venezuela. From 2002 to 2006 Professor Van Bueren held a second concurrent chair the W P Schreiner Professor, Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Cape Town.

    She chairs the Chair of the Association of Working Class Academics, edited Law’s Duty to the Poor for UNESCO, and is currently completing a monograph Class and Law (Hart).

Working Group Members

  • Portrait of Beth Goldblatt

    Beth Goldblatt

    Beth Goldblatt is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia and a Visiting Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is an international expert on social and economic rights and equality and non-discrimination law. Much of her work concerns gender disadvantage and the role of equality in addressing economic inequality. Beth established the UTS Faculty of Law’s large and active Feminist Legal Research Group and she teaches ‘Gender and the Law’. She chairs the Faculty’s Equity and Diversity Group. Beth is a member of the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group. Her work covers many aspects of equality with a recent focus on climate change, its impact on inequality, and the role of law in contributing to climate justice. She is the co-director of the BCCE working group on Climate Equality.