Carla Buckley (BSW (Hons, UNSW) LLB (UNSW) LLM (Cantab) Barrister (High Court, Australia) is a Research Fellow at the Human Rights Law Centre. She is also the associate editor of the Human Rights Law Review and the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency's Panel of Experts (UK).
Her publications include the first extensive study of litigation under the European Convention on Human Rights (2000). Most recently she co-authored the fourth edition of Harris, O'Boyle and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (with David Harris, Michael O'Boyle and Ed Bates) and Buckley, Donald and Leach, eds, Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law. She is also a commentator on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights for the Oxford Reports in International Law. She has taught in law schools in Europe and Australia, and regularly participates in international human rights law training courses for government officials, lawyers and human rights advocates.
Since 1999 she has acted as legal advisor in international human rights litigation, most recently in the Georgian cases brought against Russia before the European Court of Human Rights. Previously she practised as a Barrister-at-Law in Australia and held an appointment as Judge's Associate in the Federal Court of Australia. She was also engaged in policy development, including initiating and drafting the first child-centred maternity hospital policy based on international legal principles.