FRAME Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies

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UCD

School of Politics and International Relations University College Dublin

University College Dublin is the largest constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It has the largest departments and most diverse faculty in the country, with special depth in the political, policy and legal implications of human rights. The School of Politics and International Relations is itself the largest and broadest department of Politics in the country and contains within it the Dublin European Institute. With such broad areas of expertise, the university and many of the investigators named hereafter have participated in a wide variety of funded activities, including past FP7 schemes.

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Graham Finlay

Graham Finlay has published a number of articles on access to citizenship and the rights of migrants in a European and transnational context, as well as on the relationship between human rights and development. In 2009-2010, he was a Member of the School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/drgrahamfinlay/


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Samuel Brazys

Samuel Brazys is Lecturer of International Relations at the University College Dublin. He completed his PhD at Indiana University (IN, USA). Prior to coming to UCD he worked as an Economic Adviser to the Federated States of Micronesia and most recently taught at the College of William and Mary (VA, USA). Samuel Brazys‘ research focuses broadly on development with a more narrow focus on the effectiveness of foreign aid. Recent and current research projects include examinations of donor heterogeneity in Aid for Trade, the consequences of aid dependency, non-linear effects of aid on governance, vote-buying in the United Nations General Assembly, the universality deficit in international institutions, social movements and the backlash to Latin American trade agreements, the PIIGS and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy, the lack of an EU shared competence in aid, economic voting and ethnic cleavages in Malawi, and the political economy of aid receipt.”

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/drsamuelbrazys/


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Andy Storey

Andy Storey is a college lecturer in the Centre for Development Studies, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. He has published extensively on a range of development issues, including aid, trade and migration, with particular reference to the implications for developing countries of the external policies of the European Union (EU). Recent publications have addressed whether the EU acts as a ‘normative power’ in its interactions with other countries. He has also researched and written on the political economy of Rwanda.

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/drandystorey/


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Ben Tonra

Ben Tonra is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam of European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and Associate Professor of International Relations at UCD. He researches and publishes in European foreign, security and defence policy, Irish foreign policy and International Relations theory. Outside UCD, he serves on the Royal Irish Academy’s Committee on International Affairs and is Project Leader for a research programme in EU foreign and security policy at the Institute of International and European Affairs. He is the author of two and editor of four books and has written many articles and chapters in the area of EU foreign, security and defence policy. He has participated in or coordinated a number of research networks involving NORFACE, Framework V and FP7 funds.

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/professorbentonra/


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Suzanne Egan

Suzanne Egan is a former member of the Irish Human Rights Commission and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program. She has published a book and many articles and chapters on international and European human rights law of refugees. She has published (with Kevin Costello), on behalf of the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, a comparative study of European member states’ refugee law.

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/faculty/suzanneegan/


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Fiona de Londras

Fiona de Londras has extensive experience in research, writing and publishing on terrorism, human rights and constitutionalism in and beyond Europe. Her work has been published in leading international journals (including Human Rights Quarterly) and her monograph on counter-terrorist detention is published by Cambridge U.P.


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Marie-Luce Paris

Marie-Luce Paris specialises in European law, comparative constitutional law and human rights law, as well as legal education. Her work has been published in the Yearbook of European Law, the German Law Journal, the Irish Journal of European Law, and the European Journal of Legal Education. Her particular focus is the interaction between national and European legal systems which she has explored mainly via an analysis of the reception processes of European norms, whether derived from the EU or European Convention on Human Rights legal orders, into the domestic legal order. She is part of a number of research projects with a European dimension. She is a graduate of the Academy of European Public Law, EPLO (2000-2001). She engaged in training in EU Law of national judges as a TAIEX Expert (DG Enlargement, European Commission) in Romania (2004) and Croatia (2006).

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/faculty/marie-luceparis/


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Liam Thornton

Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law and director of clinical legal education in the School of Law, UCD. Liam’s core research interests examine a number of key themes, focusing mainly on the intersections between human rights, state control, socio-economic rights and migration. Liam has a particular interest in the role of European Union law on migration policy in EU member states. Liam has published in a variety of legal journals and in the past has successfully obtained research funding from organisations like the European Commission/Odysseus Network, the Irish Human Rights Commission and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Liam is the Deputy Irish representative to the Odysseus Network and a Council member on the Irish human rights NGO, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC).

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/faculty/liamthornton/


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Dympna Devine

Dympna Devine has published a book and a number of articles on the rights of migrant children to education, recognition and equality in both access to schools and in the quality and experiences of education. She is conducting research on EU  Directive 77/486/CEE on the education of children of migrant workers from a children’s rights (UNCRC) perspective. She was a Member of the Management Committee 2002-2006, COST A19 EU funded Action (Children’s Welfare), funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration.

Link to Personal Page:
http://www.ucd.ie/education/staff/dympnadevine/#d.en.127021


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Tamara N. Lewis

Dr. Tamara Lewis is an American jurist with research experience in the areas of International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and European Human Rights and Criminal Law. She also has legal practice experience in corporate/finance and banking, as well as civil liberties and racial discrimination.

In 2007, she began a Fulbright fellowship while also completing an LLM degree at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her thesis focused on the Iraqi High Tribunal Statute and the ability of defendants to receive a fair trial. More recently she completed a doctoral degree as a researcher at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The primary research was related to the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council. During her tenure at Maastricht, she also lectured on human rights and served as a tutor for bachelor level students in an introductory course on law and legal English.


lisa (2)Lisa Ginsborg

Lisa Ginsborg is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at University College Dublin (UCD). She holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. She recently worked as a researcher at the EUI-based Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, and as a Teaching Fellow at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). She was a visiting doctoral researcher at New York University (NYU) School of Law and at the Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney. Before starting her doctoral studies, she worked in the legal department of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International (2006-2009) and in the NGO Liaison Office of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) (2005-2006). She holds an LL.M in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute (EUI) and an M.Sc. in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests include international human rights law, international organizations and counter-terrorism.


Bianca Föhrer

A scholar of the Irish Research Council (IRC), Bianca Föhrer graduated from University College Dublin with a PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources in 2016. As part of that, she spent 6 months at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. Prior to her double Masters in Human Resources and European Labour Studies at UCD, Bianca worked in Recruitment with leading multinational companies in Berlin and Dublin. Upon completing her Post-doctoral experience, Bianca is looking forward to advancing her career in Learning and Development. Dedicated to lifelong learning herself, she is on a personal journey of Reiki Master and aspires to become a professional coach in the future.