Margot Salomon is Associate Professor in the Law Department and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She directs the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, and from 1 August 2014 until early 2015 she is Acting Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights.
Dr Salomon's 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 is currently Vice-Chair of 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 LSE Dr Salomon sits on the Management Committee 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 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 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.
For more information on her teaching and external activities see Dr Salomon's page on the Law Department website
Margot E. Salomon, ‘How to Keep Promises: Making Sense of the Duty Among Multiple States to Fulfil Socio-Economic Rights in the World’, SHARES Research Paper 53 (2014).
Margot E. Salomon and C. Arnott, ‘Better Development Decision-Making: Applying International Human Rights Law to Neoclassical Economics’, 32 Nordic Journal of Human Rights 1 (2014) pp. 44-74.
Margot E. Salomon, ‘From NIEO to Now and the Unfinishable Story of Economic Justice’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly volume 62, issue 01, pp. 31-54.(2013)
Margot E. Salomon, ‘Deprivation, Causation and the Law of International Cooperation’ in M. Langford, W. Vandenhole, M. Scheinin,and W. van Genugten (eds), Global Justice, State Duties: The Extra-Territorial Scope of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Olivier De Schutter, Asbjørn Eide, Ashfaq Khalfan, Marcos Orellana, Margot Salomon, & Ian Seiderman, Commentary to the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 34 Human Rights Quarterly 4 (2012).
Margot E. Salomon, 'Why Should it Matter That Others Have More?' Poverty, Inequality and the Potential of International Human Rights Law', Proceedings of the Oxford University Conference on International Law and Global Justice, 37 Review of International Studies 5 (2011).
Margot E. Salomon, 'International Human Rights Obligations in Context: Structural Obstacles and the Demands of Global Justice' in B.A. Andreassen and S.P. Marks (eds.) Development as a Human Right: Legal, Political and Economic Dimensions, (2nd ed. Intersentia, 2010).
Margot E. Salomon, 'Social Justice and Human Rights' in A. Walker, D. Gordon et al (eds), The Peter Townsend Reader (The Policy Press, 2010).
Margot E. Salomon, 'Poverty, Privilege and International Law: The Millennium Development Goals and the Guise of Humanitarianism', 51 German Yearbook of International Law (2008).
Margot E. Salomon, Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Margot E. Salomon, 'International Economic Governance and Human Rights Accountability' in M.E. Salomon, A. Tostensen and W. Vandenhole (eds), Casting the Net Wider: Human Rights, Development and New Duty-Bearers (Intersentia, 2007).
Margot E. Salomon, 'Socio-Economic Rights as Minority Rights' in Marc Weller (ed), Universal Minority Rights: A Commentary on the Jurisprudence of International Courts and Treaty Bodies (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Margot E. Salomon, 'Towards a Just Institutional Order: A Commentary on the First Session of the UN Task Force on the Right to Development', 23 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 3 (2005).
Margot E. Salomon, ‘Austerity, Human Rights and Europe’s Accountability Gap’, Open Democracy – Open Global Rights (March 2014).
Margot E. Salomon, ‘Human Rights are also about Social Justice: A Reply to Aryeh Neier’, Open Democracy – Open Global Rights (July 2013).
Margot E. Salomon, ‘The Future of Human Rights’, Introduction to the Special Section on International Law, Human Rights and the Global Economy: Innovations and Expectations for the 21st Century, Guest Editor M.E. Salomon, 4 Global Policy 3 (2012).
Margot E. Salomon and Ian Seiderman, ‘The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’, Special Section on International Law, Human Rights and the Global Economy: Innovations and Expectations for the 21st Century, Guest Editor M.E. Salomon, 4 Global Policy 3 (2012).
Margot E. Salomon, Is there a Legal Duty to Address World Poverty? Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Working Paper 2012/03.
Margot E. Salomon, 'The Ethics of Foreign Investment: Agricultural land in Africa', The Majalla, 4 August 2010.
Margot E. Salomon, 'Global Economic Policy and Human Rights: Three Sites of Disconnection', Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Online, 25 March, 2010.
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Margot E. Salomon,‘A Human Rights Analysis of the G20 Communiqué’ Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Online, 4 May 2009.