Helyeh Doutaghi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. Prior to her doctoral studies, she completed her LLM in Transnational Law at King’s College London, UK. Helyeh’s areas of interest encompass critical approaches to international law, international human rights, use of force, and intersectional feminism. Her project focuses on the colonial and imperial roots of international law, with a particular focus on the Unilateral Coercive Measures (UCM).
Helyeh has significant experience in community organizing and advocating on behalf of students for external and internal organizational use. She currently serves as the Vice President External at the Graduate Students' Association and is the incoming National Graduate Caucus Chairperson at the Candian Federation of Students.