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Jill Marshall is a Human Rights lawyer and Professor of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law (CSEL) and leads the Human Rights cluster on Global Challenges Research Fund work. Her work focuses on the relationship between law and living well, human flourishing, what it means to be free, with a focus on women’s human rights. This includes analysis of conceptions of privacy, freedom, care, belonging and recognition and how they relate to the purpose of law, including human rights and anti-discrimination law purporting to protect aspects of our personal freedom, dignity and identities. Current projects include conceptually distinguishing pregnancy and giving birth from ‘motherhood’, ‘baby boxes’, ‘children born of conflict’, freedom of religion, expression and identity especially through dress. She has written widely on these topics and is the author of three books including Human Rights Law and Personal Identity (Routledge 2014).