Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Professor

19952019
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Professor Ní Aoláin is Professor of Law and Associate Director at Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute (Belfast). She also holds a joint appointment as Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her book Law in Times of Crisis with Prof Oren Gross (CUP 2006) was awarded ASIL’s Certificate of Merit for creative scholarship (2007).

She is co-author of On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post Conflict Process (OUP 2011), and the Handbook on Gender and Conflict (OUP, 2017). Ní Aoláin was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peace-making (2003). She led an Expert Study on Reparations for the ICC Trust Fund for Victims (2015), and Expert Consultant to UN Women and OHCHR on a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence (2013).

Ní Aoláin was nominated twice by the Irish Government as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights (2004 & 2007). She is also Board Chair of the Open Society’s Women’ Program, and serves on the Board of the Center for Victims of Torture and the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 2016.

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 1995 2018

Colonialism, Redress and Transitional Justice: Ireland and Beyond

Rolston, W. & Ni Aolain, F., 01 Jun 2018, In : State Crime. 7, 2, p. 329-348

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dean David Wippman: Strong leadership in a challenging time

Aoláin, F. N. & McDonnell, B., 02 Sep 2018, In : Minnesota Law Review. 103, 2, p. 1771-1788 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

The feminist institutional dimensions of power-sharing and political settlements

Ní Aoláin, F., 22 Feb 2018, In : Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. 24, 1, p. 116-132 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

political institution
United Nations
religious behavior
UNO
gender
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transitional justice from the margins: Intersections of identities, power and human rights

Rooney, E. & Ni Aoláin, F., 01 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Transitional Justice. 12, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

After Things Fall Apart: Challenges for Transitional Justice Futures

Ni Aolain, F., 12 Mar 2017, In : Human Rights and International Legal Discourse. 11, 1, p. 23-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

justice
transitional society
legal usage
holistic approach
repression