Ms Hovell is a DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford. Her thesis examines whether it is possible to construct a procedural fairness framework applicable to Security Council decision-making on sanctions, considering normative foundations for the framework, institutional limitations, and applicable standards of fair treatment.
Prior to commencing her doctorate, Ms Hovell was a lecturer in international law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and a director of a 3-year project exploring the relationship between international law and the Australian legal system. Together with her project partners, she produced a book, an edited book and numerous journal articles. Prior to this, she was a judicial clerk to the judges on the International Court of Justice, legal assistant to Professor Pellet at the UN International Law Commission and a judicial clerk to Justice Hayne on the High Court of Australia. Ms Hovell has a Master of Laws from New York University.
Her visit to NYU was sponsored by Professor Richard Stewart.