Hayley Evans, JD

Research Fellow

Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law and Post-Conflict Governance

Since 2/2021 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

9/2019-9/2020 Harvard Law PSVF, ASIL Helton, Harvard Frank Knox Fellow, Rights and Security International, London, England (United Kingdom)

8/2016-5/2019 Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States of America)

9/2018-12/2018 Exchange Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)

2/2018-12/2018 Research Assistant to Prof. Gabriella Blum on International Humanitarian Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States of America)

5/2018-7/2018 Summer Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Washington, D.C. (United States of America)

1/2018-1/2018 Legal Intern, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)

9/2017-5/2018 Research Assistant, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States of America)

5/2017-7/2017 Legal Intern, Rights Watch (UK), London, England (United Kingdom)

8/2014-7/2016 Paralegal Specialist, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (United States of America)

6/2014-8/2014 Regional Programs Intern, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, New York City, New York (United States of America)

8/2010-5/2014 Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), Political Science and Anthropology (minor), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (United States of America)

6/2013-8/2013 Political Intern, Seanad Éireann, Dublin (Ireland)

9/2012-12/2012 Exchange Programme, University College Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)


  • Hayley Evans, Genocide and Severe Past Persecution: Child Survivors of Genocide as Per Se Refugees, 32 Hum. Rts. J. 189 (2019).
  • Hayley Evans, Keeping it in Bounds: Why the U.K. Court of Appeal Was Correct in its Cabining of the Exceptional Nature of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Al-Saadoon, 59 Int’l L.J. ONLINE 38 (2017). 

  • Hayley Evans, Human Trafficking in the Republic of Ireland: Comprehensive Policy Recommendations, COLUM. J. POL. & SOC’Y (2014). 

  • Harvard Law Public Service Venture Fund Fellow (2019-2020)
  • American Society of International Law Helton Fellow (2019-2020)
  • Harvard University Frank Knox Fellow (2019-2020)
  • Harvard Law School Chayes International Public Service Fellow (2017)
  • New York Bar
  • American Society of International Law