Born near Manchester in the United Kingdom, Stuart Wilson was educated at Oxford University. He worked as a policy adviser at the UK government's home office and immigrated to South Africa in 2002. He is currently a researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the Wits University-based human rights institute. Wilson has been involved in a series of successful human rights cases in the fields of education and housing. He has assisted parents of children who were unlawfully refused access to public schools, schools facing unlawful closure by the provincial governments, and informal settlers seeking to hold state officials in contempt for failure to deliver on legal undertakings to build low-cost housing and provide basic services. Wilson is part of the legal team that represents the residents of two inner-city buildings who are challenging the City of Johannesburg's attempt to evict them as part of its urban renewal strategy. He writes regularly for scholarly journals and news publications. His published academic research spans the fields of education policy, transitional justice and the right to housing.
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