My research interests centre around two key topics: first, the ways in which states and other actors respond to international crimes and mass human rights violations, and second, the various factors and contexts which influence the invisibility or visibility of certain crimes and harms.
My PhD examined the extent to which international criminal courts can respond to the needs and interests of victims. In particular, it focused on the role of victims within the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Drawing from critical victimology, socio-legal theory and procedural justice theory, it considered how the rights victims were given, and the 'justice' which they received from the Court, was shaped by the various political, legal and civil society actors involved in the Court's work.
I am currently a co-investigator on a PACCS grant which explores how communities and cultural property can be restored after conflict (www.paccsresearch.org.uk/restoring-cultural-property-communities/).
I am also interested in responses to sexualised and gender based violence, and in particular in the ways in which international criminal law has addressed these specific forms of violence.
Rights and Accountability (MLaw) (Module Coordinator)
Rights and Accountability (UG)
International Human Rights Law (LLM)
Advisor of Studies 1st Year Single Honours
Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre
Postgraduate Development Officer in the Gender, Justice and Society Network
PhD in Law (QUB) 2016
Diploma in Scottish Legal Practice (University of Edinburgh) 2012
LLM in Public International Law (University of Leiden) 2010
LLB Scots Law (1st Class Hons) (University of Dundee) 2009
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Queen’s University Belfast Human Rights Centre and the Redress Trust observations pursuant to Article 75(3) of the Statute and Rule 103 of the Rules
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1478-1395
Oxford University Press
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.715 SNIP 0.971
Cambridge University Press
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.791 SNIP 1.353
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1571-8123
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.211 SNIP 0.605
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1572-8455
Kluwer Law International
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.256 SNIP 0.485
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