Helen Taylor is a postdoctoral researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Human Rights, Public and International Law (SAIFAC), a research centre of the University of Johannesburg.
She read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) followed by the DPhil in Law at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Her doctoral research explored judicial remedies for enforcing the state’s positive human rights duties, with a particular focus on remedial innovations developed to overcome institutional dysfunction, maladministration and corruption. She also holds a BA (Hons) in English and Philosophy as well as an LLB from the University of Stellenbosch.
Helen clerked for Justice Johan Froneman at the South African Constitutional Court and has also worked as a legal researcher at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, Including Organs of State.