International justice expert Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne joins Maynooth University

International justice expert Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne joins Maynooth University

Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne

Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne has joined Maynooth University as assistant professor in international justice.

An expert in public international law, particularly in the areas of forced migration and human rights, she will teach international human rights law and international humanitarian law at Maynooth.

She was previously principal investigator on the Safe Zones in International Law project funded by the Czech Ministry of Education at Masaryk University in Czechia.

She has published widely in journals such as Human Rights Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Legal Studies, and International Journal of Refugee Law, and her monograph, Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Aside from her post at Maynooth, Dr Ní Ghráinne is also a senior researcher at the Judicial Studies Institute at Masaryk University and the Institute of International Relations in Prague; a senior research affiliate and lecturer at the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London; and a visiting research fellow at the University of Reading.

She regularly appears in both English and Irish language media as a commentator in her areas of expertise and has acted as a consultant for the UN, the Council of Europe, Greenpeace, and Oxford Analytica.

Previously, she was a lecturer at the University of Sheffield, where she won two of the university’s top teaching awards. She has also worked in the legal division of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and taught at the Universities of Helsinki, Cyprus, Oxford, and Shandong University China.

She holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford; an LLM (Public International Law) from Leiden University; a BCL (International) from NUI Galway; and diplomas in Legal French and Legal Irish from the Law Society of Ireland and NUI Galway respectively.

Dr Ní Ghráinne told Irish Legal News: “I am delighted to join Maynooth University as lecturer in international justice. I have been away from Ireland for almost 10 years and I am really excited to return and become a member of the Irish academic community.

“I very much look forward to working with my new colleagues, students, and the broader international law and human rights community in Ireland.”

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