Senior Legal Adviser, Europe
Dr Keina Yoshida is a legal adviser at the Centre for Reproductive Rights in the Europe team. Keina is a qualified barrister in England and Wales, and the Republic of Ireland, an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to joining CRR in 2022, Keina was a practising barrister at Doughty Street with substantial litigation experience before national, regional and international courts and bodies (2015-2022). Keina has acted as counsel in cases before the CEDAW Committee, (Rosana Flamer Caldera v Sri Lanka 2022), European Court of Human Rights, and in high profile domestic equality law challenges.
Keina is the co-editor of Feminist Conversations on Peace, (BUP, 2022) and co-author with Jennifer Robinson of How Many More Women (Allen and Unwin, 2022, Octopus 2023) and has published academic articles in the European Human Rights Law Review, International Affairs and Human Rights Quarterly. Keina holds an LLB from Trinity College, Dublin, an LLM and a doctorate from the London School of Economics. Keina has lectured in a number of universities including the LSE (2015), City University (2018), SOAS (2020), the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (Ghana) (2017) and University of Iceland (2022) on international human rights law.