Rachel Killean


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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am particularly willing to supervise PhD students with an interest in transitional justice, sexual and gender based violence or green criminology. Students with an interest in Southeast Asia would be particularly welcome.


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Research Statement

My research interests centre responses to periods of violence and atrocity, particularly international criminal law and transitional justice. I am particularly interested in responses to sexual and gender based violence, and in the ability of existing frameworks to respond to environmental destruction.

Research projects:

GCRF ‘Restoring Cultural Property and Communities after Conflict (https://reparations.qub.ac.uk/cultural-property/), examines the destruction of the Cham group’s cultural heritage during the Khmer Rouge regime. 

GCRF ‘Whose Voices are Heard?’ (http://law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/Research/projects/dark-tourism/)   examines representations of victimhood within sites of dark tourism in Cambodia.

AHRC-GCRF Follow on Funding for Impact award "Elephant conservation and indigenous experiences in Cambodia: Shaping environmental awareness through participatory filmmaking with young people".

My book, ‘Victims, Atrocity and Justice: Lessons from Cambodia’ was published by Routledge in September 2018.

My co-edited collection (alongside Dr Eithne Dowds and Prof. Anne-Marie McAlinden) 'Sexual Violence on Trial: Local and Comparative Perspectives' is forthcoming with Routledge.



Criminology (UG) 

Transitional Justice (LLM and JD) 

Evidence (UG)

Evidence (MLaw) 

International Human Rights Law (LLM)



Personal Tutor 

Coordinator of LawPod (www.lawpod.org)




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


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