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.

20142021

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Research Statement

My research interests centre responses to periods of violence and atrocity, including international criminal law and other transitional justice mechanisms. I am particularly interested in responses to sexual and gender based violence and the destruction of the environment.

Current research projects:

GCRF British Academy, 'Locating Human Dignity in Cambodia'. This two-year project (2021-2022) explores how the foundational human rights concept of 'human dignity' is translated, conceptualised and used in the Cambodian context.

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

Past research projects:

GCRF ‘Restoring Cultural Property and Communities after Conflict, examined the destruction of the Cham group’s cultural heritage during the Khmer Rouge regime. 

GCRF ‘Whose Voices are Heard?’  explored representations of victimhood within sites of dark tourism in Cambodia.

Teaching

Transitional Justice (LLM and JD) 

Evidence (UG)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES

Director of Graduate Studies

Personal Tutor 

Athena Swan School of Law Committee Member 

Other

QUALIFICATIONS

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (QUB) 2018

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

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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