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B.A. (UWI), LL.B (UWI), MPP (Oxford)
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Tenesha Myrie ’08, teaches Law and Legal Systems and Administrative Law. She is a Chevening Scholar (2015). Prior to joining MonaLaw she practised commercial, corporate and property law at the law firm, Rattray Patterson Rattray and she also worked as a legal fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Research Interests: 
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Human Rights
Medical Law
Public Policy
Courses : 
Administrative Law
Family Law I

Ms Myrie’s research and policy work focus on gender equality, human rights and improving access to justice for vulnerable groups. She has produced technical reports for various international, regional, and civil society organizations in the areas of gender based violence, sexual and reproductive rights, HIV and the law, and child rights.

In 2016, Myrie developed a legal literacy resource manual for persons living with and affected by HIV in Jamaica. She produced an extensive report for UNWomen on laws governing gender based violence in the English speaking Caribbean. As a consultant to UNWomen, and in collaboration with 10 civil society organisations, she prepared submissions in 2014 for strengthening legal protections from sexual violence to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament appointed to review Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act 2009.

Myrie has also provided inputs for the World Bank, Women, Business and the Law report in respect of how Jamaica’s property and business laws affect women’s economic opportunities.

She is one of the coordinators of the international conference, “Challenging Fundamentalisms? Ideology, Public Policy, Law and Gender Equality” organised by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University; Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Brazil; School of Law University of Witswaterand, South Africa and Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia hosted at MonaLaw, February 2019.

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