Melbourne Law School graduate wins prestigious Cambridge scholarship

September 15 / 167

 

Melbourne Law School graduate Katrina Malone has received the Cambridge Australia Poynton Scholarship.

 

Ms Malone will undertake her PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2015.

 

Her proposed PhD focuses on the circumstances in which the writ of habeas corpus might protect an individual detained extraterritorially by military and security forces. Habeas corpus is a writ of medieval English origins that allows detainees to challenge the legality of detention before a court. 

 

The purpose of her thesis is to undertake a comparative analysis of the present state of the law on habeas corpus to build a case for the future progressive development of the writ. 

 

Ms Malone aspires to protect the rights of vulnerable people during conflicts and public emergencies, in a combined career as a legal practitioner and academic.

 

Cambridge Australia Scholarships (CAS), formerly known as the Cambridge Australia Trust, provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge. In collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten PhD scholarships and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

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