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Sonal Khamajeet

Lecturer - Law

About Research



Sonal Khamajeet is a lecturer in law at St Mary's University and has over five years of teaching experience on both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Sonal is currently the module leader for:

  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • English Legal System
  • European Union Law.

Prior to joining St Mary's University, Sonal was teaching at various public and private institutions such as GSM London in partnership with Plymouth University, University of Brighton, University of Westminster, and London South Bank University.

To be able to adapt to different learners, Sonal uses a variety of teaching methods ranging from active learning to blended approach.


Research profile

Sonal holds an LLB Hons, LLM, MBA from London South Bank University, and she is currently pursuing her PhD.

Her research focuses on International Refugee Law seeking to demonstrate how the 1951 Refugee Convention may be out of date in relation to women’s rights due to women belonging to a private sphere and being persecuted in certain ways such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

In short, the research aim is to show whether a sixth ground of persecution such as gender needs to be added to the Convention in order to reflect and promote International Women Rights.

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