Margot Salomon is Director of the
for the Study of Human Rights (Acting), London School of Economics and
Political Science, where she also directs the
Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, and is Associate
Professor in the Law Department. Her research focuses on global economic justice, in
particular the legal dimensions of world poverty and duties to distant
strangers; development and international law; and human rights and economic
orthodoxy. Her work explores the contribution and limits of international
(human rights) law, concepts and mechanisms under conditions of
globalisation, and engages with the normative paradigms of other disciplines
operating in the realm of economic justice.
Dr Salomon was Guest Editor of the Global Policy Journal Special Section on International Law, Human Rights and the Global Economy: Innovations and Expectations for the 21st Century (2012); she is one of the authors of the legal 'Commentary to the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' (Human Rights Quarterly, 2012), and; lead author of the World Bank study on 'Human Rights and Economics: Tensions, Synergies and Ways Forward' (2012). Dr Salomon has been a consultant to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on extreme poverty and human rights (2009), 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 (2008-2012). She currently sits as Vice Chair on the Executive Committee of the Association of Human Rights Institutes. In 2012 Dr Salomon was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute.
At the LSE Dr Salomon sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights; coordinates a cross-departmental discussion group on Globalisation, Poverty and Responsibility, and is an Associate of the LSE's Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. She is a Member of LSE's Scholars at Risk Steering Committee and its Ethics Policy Committee. Prior to joining the LSE in 2004, Dr Salomon was representative to the United Nations and to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights of Minority Rights Group International.
Dr Salomon supervises PhD candidates in areas such as socio-economic rights, development and international law, and environmental rights, including as part of cross-disciplinary supervisory teams. Dr Salomon convenes the LLM courses World Poverty and Human Rights and Foundations of International Human Rights Law, and co-convenes the MSc Human Rights course Approaches to Human Rights. She holds a PhD in International Law from the LSE, an LLM in International Human Rights Law from University College London and an MA in Comparative European Social Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Her BA was received from Concordia University in Montreal.