Annual lecture with Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Mar 26 2019 Posted: 10:25 GMT

Distinguished Lecture

 ‘Gendering Counter-Terrorism’

 Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism

 Chair: Hon Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, Supreme Court of Ireland

 Co-hosted with the International Law Association (Irish Branch)

 April 11th 5pm to 6.30pm,  Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

 CPD 1.5 points available

 Places are limited. Please register in advance at:


Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin was appointed to the position of UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, in August 2017. She is a University Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is concurrently a Professor of Law at Queens University Belfast. 

Professor Ní Aoláin’s publications include: Law in Times of Crisis (Cambridge University Press); On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post-Conflict Process (Oxford University Press, 2011);  Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict (2017).

Ms. Ní Aoláin was a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996-97). In 2003, she was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peace-making. In 2011, she was appointed as consultant jointly by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and UN WOMEN to prepare a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence. In 2015, she was appointed by the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims to lead an Expert Review on Reparations to victims in the Court’s first case. In 2000, she was appointed by the Irish Minister of Justice to the Irish Human Rights Commission and served until 2005. She is an elected member of the Executive Committee for the Belfast-based Committee on the Administration of Justice, and is also a member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.