Regular Contributors

Aoife Nolan is based at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. She has written and published widely in the area of human rights, particlarly socio-economic rights and children’s rights. She has worked with and advised a wide range of international and national organisations on human rights issues and currently co-manages a major research project on ‘Budget Analysis and the Advancement of Social and Economic Rights in Northern Ireland‘. Her book on Children’s Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts is forthcoming with Hart Publishing.
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Aoife O’Donoghue has been a lecturer at Durham Law School since 2007 where she specialises in international institutional law and humanitarian law.Aoife is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Groningen on international institutional law. Her current research includes international economic law and the law of neutrality. She is a book review editor for the International Criminal Law Review.

Durham profile

Charles O’Mahony is currently undertaking a Ph.D in the area of mental health law and criminal justice at the Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway.  He previously worked as a legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission, where he was the principal legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission’s Third Programme of Law Reform and Juries project.  Charles lectures part-time at NUI Galway where he taught courses at undergraduate level and on the LL.M in Public Law.

Centre for Disability Law & Policy Profile

Cian C. Murphy is University Research Fellow at City University London, Visiting Fellow at the Centre of European Law and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and Teaching Fellow at University College London. He recently defended his PhD on EU counter-terrorism law at King’s College London and also holds LL.M (Lond.) and BCL (Cork) degrees. He is editor (with Green) of Law and Outsiders (forthcoming 2010, Hart Publishing).

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Colin Murray is a lecturer at Newcastle Law School where he specialises in national security law, legal history and public law. Colin’s current research examines contemporary debates on citizenship and allegiance and the relationship between historic political offences and 21st century counter-terrorism legislation.

Newcastle Profile

Darius Whelan is a lecturer in law at University College Cork, teaching Mental Health Law, Employment Law, Internet Regulation and Cybercrime. His book Mental Health Law and Practice was published by Round Hall in 2009. He is president of the Irish Mental Health Association.

UCC Profile

Eoin Daly is a PhD student at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland. His research interests lie primarily in the area of liberty of conscience and religion in the public education context, as well as the broader area of law and religion studies. His doctoral thesis, which is funded by a Government of Ireland research scholarship, addresses competing claims on religious liberty in the public education context, from the standpoint of Rawls’ justice as fairness, with a specific focus on inequalities in the guarantee of religious liberty as a function of political and social power disparities. page

Fiona de Londras is a lecturer in University College Dublin School of Law where she is also affiliated with the Institute of Criminology. Fiona publishes and presents lectures and colloquia on human rights and counter-terrorism and human rights and internationalisation more generally. She is the author, with Cliona Kelly (NUI Galway), of The European Convention on Human Rights Act: Operation, Impact and Analysis forthcoming in June 2010.
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Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in the University of Ulster (Magee). Liam’s main research interests revolve around the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers, immigration and refugee law, and European immigration law. He is currently completing his PhD on The Culture of Control and Reception Conditions for Asylum Seekers.

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Liz Campbell is a graduate of University College Cork and joined the School of Law, University of Aberdeen in 2007. In Aberdeen Liz teaches criminal law, evidence and criminology. She publishes widely in the areas of criminal justice, criminal procedures, penal populism and organised crime.
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Máiréad Enright is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork, where she is an IRCHSS Scholar and holds the EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law. She writes about concepts of citizenship and the border in legal discourse; gender, multiculturalism, family law and legal pluralism. Her thesis examines the reception of Muslim divorce practices in the civil law of liberal democratic states.

Mary Rogan lectures in Law and Criminology at the Dublin Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Oxford. Her research interests are in the areas of prison policy, penal reform, human rights in prisons, penology, socio-legal studies, the history of punishment and criminal law. She is a member of the Board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

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Mary Keogh

Mary is a PhD student with the Center for Disability Law and policy in NUI Galway Ireland. Her research focuses on research to provide a comparative analysis of models that currently exist on the inclusion of disability within development aid funding and programs, and is supported by the HEA Programme for Research Third Level Institutions fund supports her doctoral research. Mary co-ordinated the 2007 International Disability Rights Monitor Regional Report for Europe. She has worked with Concern Worldwide, Mobility International USA and a variety of national Irish NGOs within the disability sector. She was a member of the government-appointed Disability Legislative Consultative Group that made recommendations to the Irish government on the Disability Bill, which became the Disability Act 2005.

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Sinéad Ring is reading for a PhD in University College Cork considering the impact of due process values in delayed prosecutions for child sexual abuse. She is an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar. profile

Yvonne Daly is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL) and Trinity College Dublin (PhD). She lectures in criminal law, evidence and constitutional law in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, where she is also a member of the Socio-Legal Research Centre. Yvonne researches and publishes widely on criminal justice issues and criminal procedure, with a particular interest in the pre-trial process. She is a National Rapporteur on Criminal Procedure to the International Academy of Comparative Law.

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Vicky Conway is a lecturer in law at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently completing a book on the Morris Tribunal to be published by Irish Academic Press in Spring 2010, and co-authoring a textbook on criminal procedure in Ireland with Dr Yvonne Daly and Jennifer Schweppe to be published in September 2010 by Clarus Press.

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  1. October 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats on the new site! Would you add the Irish Traveller Movement and its Law Centre to the list of Irish NGOs?

  2. Hakeem Yusuf
    November 2, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I only ‘stumbled’ on this website now and I am ashamed of my lack of knowledge about it previuosly given the fact among others, that my colleague, Aoife Nolan is a contributor. Many thanks for including mention of my work on it. I am really delighted about the wide focus of the contents of ‘Human Rights in Ireland.’ I have added it as a valuable ‘bookmark’ for easy access to a wide range of resources on human rights and related scholarship. I cretainly will let others who may be interested know about it.

    Very best

  3. Jim
    December 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Today – 03 December 2009 – is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  4. December 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hi there, I would appreciate if you could add the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland to your list of NGO’s. Thanks Siobhan

  5. m.m.mccarron
    February 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    For V. Conway. there are several court cases at the circuit court castlebar this coming tuesday and following days. Details under indymedia item on wind turbine – right panel and when item opens details on left panel.


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