Human Rights Podcast discusses children and armed conflict

Human Rights Podcast discusses children and armed conflict

Professor Ray Murphy

In the latest episode of the University of Galways’s Human Rights Podcast, LLM student Julia Collins hosts Professor Ray Murphy, program director of the LLM in peace operations and humanitarian law.

Together, they discuss children and armed conflicts, focussing on the recruitment of children and the legal protection of children engaged with armed groups.

Professor Murphy was awarded a PhD in International Law from the University of Nottingham, England, in 2001. In addition to his position at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, he is on the faculty of the International Institute for Criminal Investigations and Justice Rapid Response.

He was the EU Fundamental Rights Agency senior expert for Ireland, a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Human Rights Institutes and a commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (2014-19).

He is a former member and vice chair of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International (Ireland).

He has also conducted training on behalf of the ICRC, No Peace Without Justice, Amnesty International, the UN, the International Institute for Humanitarian Law and the Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Canada.

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