Eithne Dowds

    Eithne Dowds


    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1364

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Research Interests

    Eithne's research intersects the areas of international criminal law, feminist legal theory, sexual offences and children born of sexual violence in conflict. Her PhD thesis examined the role of consent in an international criminal definition of rape. Eithne is particularly interested in feminist strategies in international criminal law and the extent to which developments at the international criminal level might bear relevance to domestic law on sexual offences.


    European Internal Market Law (UG Level 1) (Module Coordinator)

    European Constitutional Law (UG Level 1)

    Criminology: Theory and Practice (UG Level 3)

    Evidence (MLaw) (Module Coordinator)

    Crime, Justice and Society (PG)



    Advisor of Studies (UG Level 1)

    Personal Tutor




    2013-2017: PhD in Law, Queen’s University, Belfast.
    2010 –2011:  Masters of Laws in Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Ulster University (Distinction).
    2007-2010: LLB Honours Law with Criminology, University of Ulster, (First Class Honours).

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am particularly willing to supervise PhD students with an interest in the legal framing of sexual consent, rape reform, responses to sexual and gender based violence in international and domestic criminal law, feminist legal theory and children born of sexual violence in conflict.

    Frequent Journals

    • Modern Law Review

      ISSNs: 0026-7961

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-2230


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.11 SJR 0.665 SNIP 1.384


    • Feminist Legal Studies

      ISSNs: 0966-3622

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1572-8455

      Kluwer Law International

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.02 SJR 0.301 SNIP 0.689


    • Children and Society

      ISSNs: 0951-0605

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-0860


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.27 SJR 0.658 SNIP 0.931


    • International Feminist Journal of Politics

      ISSNs: 1461-6742

      Taylor and Francis

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.81 SJR 0.7 SNIP 1.112


    • Journal of International Criminal Justice

      ISSNs: 1478-1387

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1478-1395

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.71 SJR 0.564 SNIP 1.259


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