Margot Salomon

Associate Professor | London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Margot Salomon is Associate Professor in the Law Department and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science, where she directs the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy. Her research is informed by heterodox insights from across disciplines and focuses on human rights and global economic justice including legal dimensions of world poverty, inequality, and dispossession. Recent publications include: ‘Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutions’ European Law Journal (2015); ‘How to Keep Promises: Making Sense of the Duty among Multiple States to Fulfil Socio-Economic Rights in the World’ in A. Nollkaemper and D. Jacobs (eds), Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law (CUP, 2015);‘You Say You Want a Revolution: Challenges of Market Primacy for the Human Rights Project’ in W. Vandenhole (ed), Challenging Territoriality in International Human Rights Law (Routledge, 2015); ‘From NIEO to Now and the Unfinishable Story of Economic Justice’ ICLQ (2013). Dr Salomon has been a consultant to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on extreme poverty and human rights (2009) and to the World Bank on human rights and economics (2012), advisor to the UN High-level Task Force on the Right to Development (2004-9), and a Member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008-12). In 2015, Dr Salomon was an advisor to the President of the Greek Parliament on debt, austerity and socio-economic rights. She is currently Vice Chair of the Association of Human Rights Institutes and sits on the Editorial Board of the Edward Elgar Monograph Series on Studies in Human Rights. At present, Dr Salomon is involved in a collaborative book project under contract with Oxford University Press on the contributions of international legal regimes to the alienations of global neoliberalism.