Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Executive Editor

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (@NiAolainF) serves as the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. She also concurrently serves as Regents Professor and Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Law at the Queens University School of Law in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has published extensively in the fields of emergency powers, conflict regulation, transitional justice and sex based harms in times of war. Her book Law in Times of Crisis (CUP 2006) was awarded the American Society of International Law’s preeminent prize in 2007 – the Certificate of Merit for creative scholarship. On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post Conflict Process was published by OUP (2011), and the Handbook on Gender and Conflict published by OUP (2017). Ní Aoláin was a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996-97). In 2003, she was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peace-making. In 2011, she completed a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence for the OHCHR and UN WOMEN. She chaired the International Women’s Program of the Open Society Fund 2011-17, and is now a member of the Program Board. She has twice been nominated by the Irish government as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights.

Areas of Expertise: Public International Law, European Union Law, Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Women’s Rights, International Humanitarian Law

 

Articles by this author:

Introducing a Symposium on the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy

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Jun 14th, 2021

Gendering the Boy Child in the Context of Counterterrorism: The Situation of Boys in Northeast Syria

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Jun 8th, 2021

Families in the Crosshairs of National Security

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Feb 22nd, 2021

Defending Women’s Rights Is Not Terrorism: A Saudi Prosecution on Human Rights Day

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Dec 11th, 2020

Defending Human Rights Is Not Terrorism: The Egypt Arrests as a Case in Point

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Nov 30th, 2020

The Necessity of Enforcing Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in the Context of Counterterrorism

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Oct 29th, 2020

The Challenges of a New UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Fighters

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Aug 17th, 2020

Judgement in the Begum Case: A Good Day for the Protection of Human Rights

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Jul 16th, 2020

Under Cover of COVID at the UN: Why Counterterrorism Is Not the Answer to a Pandemic

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Jul 10th, 2020

Why Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Law and Practice Is Failing a Human Rights Audit

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Apr 28th, 2020

Assessing Emergency Powers During #COVID-19

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Apr 22nd, 2020

Negotiating a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in a Time of COVID-19

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Mar 30th, 2020

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