Hayley Evans (@HayleyNEvans) is an international lawyer and legal researcher. For the past three years, Hayley has worked as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law. For the first two years, Hayley’s work centred on the provision of technical legal assistance to various branches of the Afghan state, including the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Now, Hayley’s work focuses on the provision of technical legal advice to the Tajik and Uzbek states pertaining to the prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration of returned citizens affected by the foreign fighter phenomenon. As an ASIL Helton and Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow, she worked on issues of international humanitarian and human rights law at Rights and Security International. There, she conducted legal research and advocacy, at the domestic and international levels, on the repatriation of ISIL-affiliated women and children from northeast Syria.
Hayley attended Harvard Law School, where she researched for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, served as co-president of the National Security and Law Association, and acted as executive editor of the Harvard International Law Journal’s online publication. Before law school, Hayley spent two years as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to her Juris Doctor from Harvard, Hayley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Hayley is qualified to practice in New York. Hayley is also on LinkedIn.