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Fiona De Londras

Assistant Examiner

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Roebuck Castle
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168760
Email: fiona.delondras@ucd.ie

Biography

I have been a lecturer at UCD School of Law since August 2008 and have held visiting positions in the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2007), Emory Law School, (2006 and 2009), University of Peshawar (Pakistan; 2006), University of Minnesota School of Law (2010), and the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster (2011). I am a Global Affiliate of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, based in Emory University, GA; an affiliate of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment; and a research fellow of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (2010-2012). I am also an invited member of the American Society for Comparative Law's sub-committee on emerging scholars in comparative law.

My work deals primarily with human rights and constitutionalism, largely (although not exclusively) in the context of counter-terrorism. The majority of my work so far (2007-present) has focussed on the role and capacities of courts to protect rights in times of crisis when, I argue, political processes are generally repressive. More recently I have also begun to consider the ways in which regulatory approaches might be useful for the enforcement, socialisation and protection of human rights. My work is regularly published in leading A and A* journals, such as the Journal of Law and Society (2011) and Human Rights Quarterly (2011), and my monograph entitled Detention in the War on Terror: Can Human Rights Fight Back? is published by Cambridge University Press. My work on Irish law focuses in the first instance on human rights protection, especially under the ECHR Act 2003, and reflecting my primary undergraduate teaching interest, I am the author of Principles of Irish Property Law, now in its 2nd edition (2011).  You can download some of my research for free on my SSRN page.

I am a frequent speaker at conferences and colloquia and have presented my work in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the United States, South Africa, Israel, Canada and Pakistan. I contribute to the celebrated international law blog IntLawGrrls and in August 2009 I founded the group academic blog Human Rights in Ireland, which is now part of the Guardian's Legal Network. From March 2011 I am joint Editor, with Siobhán Mullally, of the Irish Yearbook of International Law. I am also one of the editors (with Imelda Maher, Blanaid Clarke and Colin Scott) of Legal Studies, the journal of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: NUI Travelling PhD Studentship
Year: 2005.
Title: President's Research Scholarship
Year: 2002.
Title: Ronan, Daly, Jermyn Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2002.
Title: UCC Law Postgraduate Scholarship

Associations

Association: International Law Association (Irish Branch), Function/Role: Member
Association: European Society of International Law, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Society of International Law, Function/Role: Member
Association: Law & Society Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Legal Scholars, Function/Role: Member
Association: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Function/Role: Member
Association: Socio-Legal Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Fiona de Londras; (2011) Privatised Soveriegn Performance: The Phenomenon. [Invited Oral Presentation], DCU School of Law & Government Seminar Series, DCU , 16-NOV-11 - 16-NOV-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Privatised Sovereign Performance and Endangered Rights. [International Refereed Conference], ASIL Inaugural Research Forum, UCLA , 04-NOV-11 - 05-NOV-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Privatised Sovereign Performance in the War on Terror. [Invited Lecture], Irish Centre for Human Rights Seminar Series, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway , 24-OCT-11 - 24-OCT-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) The Corporatisation of Counter-Terrorism and the Role of Lawyers. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Bar Association International Section Annual Conference, Convention Centre Dublin , 13-OCT-11 - 13-OCT-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Politics and Counter-Terrorism: A Dangerous Mix?. [Invited Lecture], Special Event: Scottish Parliament, Scottish Parliament , 21-SEP-11 - 21-SEP-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) A (Tentative) Typology of Judicial Review of Counter-Terrorist Measures. [Oral Presentation], SLS Annual Conference, Downing College, Cambridge , 07-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Invited expert conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law, University of Copengagen , 11-AUG-11 - 11-AUG-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) ECHR in Irish Courts: More Whisper than Bang?. [Invited Lecture], Using the ECHR: Where are we Now? Comparing the Irish and British Experience, Distillery Building, Dublin , 13-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Societal Institutions and the Richness of Regulatory Potential. [Unrefereed Article], Beyond Rights: Vulnerability and Justice, Smith College, MA , 06-MAY-11 - 07-MAY-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Can Apex Courts Force Governments to Protect Suspected Terrorist Citizens Detained Abroad?. [Invited Lecture], SLS/BIICL Joint Session on Theory and International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law , 04-MAY-11 - 04-MAY-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) A Tentative Typology of Judicial Approaches to Counter-Terrorist Measures. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Human Rights Network Seminars, UCD , 20-APR-11 - 20-APR-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Lawfare in the 'War on Terrorism': Whither Legal Ethics?. [International Refereed Conference], SLSA Annual Conference 2011, University of Sussex , 14-APR-11 - 14-APR-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Legitimacy and Internment. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Copenhagen Research Symposium, Copenhagen , 06-APR-11 - 06-APR-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Regulatory Approaches to Rights in the Transitional State. [Invited Oral Presentation], TJI Seminar Series, TJI, University of Ulster , 09-MAR-11 - 09-MAR-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Successful Legal Writing and Publication. [Invited Lecture], KISLR Author Night, King's Inns , 31-JAN-11 - 31-JAN-11.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Constitutional Revolution: Imagination in a Time of Rupture. [Oral Presentation], Law, Culture, Constitutionalism and Governance: A Conference to Honour Martin Chanock, University of Stellenbosch, SA , 11-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Constitutional Revolution: Imagination in a Time of Rupture. [Oral Presentation], IALT Annual Conference, University of Limerick , 27-NOV-10 - 27-NOV-10.
Fiona de Londras, Martha Fineman, Anna Grear; (2010) Co-Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Vulnerability and the Corporation, Emory University School of Law , 29-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) The Rise of the Corporation, the Decline of the State and the Re-Constitutionalisation of the Corporation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-Engineering the Corporation, Queen's University Belfast , 09-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Crisis, Panic and Law-Making: Do National Patterns of Panic-Relating Law-Making Transpose to the International Plane?. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], The Creation of International Law: An Exploration of Normative Innovation, Contextual Application, and Interpretation in a Time of Flux, University of Oslo , 06-AUG-10 - 07-AUG-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Corporate Torture in the 'War on Terrorism': Regulating in the 'Gap' between Security and Rights. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], ECPR RegGov: Regulation in an Age of Crisis, University College Dublin , 27-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10.
Local Organising Team; Chair: Professor Colin Scott; (2010) Member of local organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ECPR RegGov: Regulation in an Age of Crisis, University College Dublin , 17-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Extraordinary Rendition: Challenges to Traditional Norms and Structures of Human Rights Law. [Chaired Session], LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago , 28-MAY-10 - 30-MAY-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) The ICTY and ICTR: Feminism, the Mainstream and Diminished Returns. [Invited Oral Presentation], LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago , 28-MAY-10 - 30-MAY-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Internment and Legitimacy. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUI Maynooth Seminar Series, NUI Maynooth , 21-APR-10 - 21-APR-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) The ECHR Act 2003: A Missed Opportunity to Create a Political Architecture of Rights Awareness. [Invited Oral Presentation], HRN Seminar on the ECHR Act and Political Protection of Rights, UCD Human Rights Network , 14-APR-10 - 14-APR-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Terrorist Sanctions in Europe (part of the Transforming Europe Speaker Series). [Invited Oral Presentation], Colorado European Union Centre of Excellence, University of Colorado, Boulder , 08-MAR-10 - 08-MAR-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2010) Is Legal Liberalism Possible Now? Considering the Guantanamo Legacy. [Oral Presentation], After Guantanamo Bay: Perspectives on the War on Terror, University of Westminster , 22-JAN-10 - 22-JAN-10.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Reflections on the Implications for Human Rights Law of the Emergent Phenomenon of Out-Sourced Torture. [Invited Lecture], 2009 Scrymgeour Lecture, Dundee Law School , 24-SEP-09 - 24-SEP-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'Guantánamo Bay: A Liberal Legal Legacy?'. [Invited Oral Presentation], SPIRE Seminar Series, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD , 27-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Process-Based Detention without Charge: A Legitimate Tool in Counter-Terrorism?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Symposium on Detention and Rendition in the 'War on Terror', LSE Department of International Relations , 06-MAY-09 - 06-MAY-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Privatising Torture: Reflections on the use of 'Private' Aircraft in Extraordinary Rendition. [Oral Presentation], SLS Annual Meeting (Centennial) 2009, Keele University , 04-SEP-09 - 04-SEP-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Law Abroad, Rights at Home: Using International Human Rights Law to Advance Social Movements Through Litigation (Invited paper). [Invited Oral Presentation], Civil Rights in the Obama Era, Valparaiso University, Illinois , 13-NOV-09 - 13-NOV-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Guantanamo Bay before the US Supreme Court. [Invited Lecture], Durham University, Department of Law, Staff Seminar Series, Durham University , 28-JAN-09 - 28-JAN-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) Common Law Courts and Internationalising Legal Cultures-Comparative Perspectives. [Invited Oral Presentation], Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, San Diego, CA , 06-JAN-09 - 10-JAN-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2009) International Human Rights Treaties in American Courts. [Invited Lecture], The Enforcement of International Human Rights Law--Irish Society of International Law, UCD School of Law and Fordham Law School, Dublin , 06-JUL-09 - 06-JUL-09.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) International resilience and domestic resistance: exploring the role of international HR law in domestic legal systems in times of crisis. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, U of Aberdeen , 11-FEB-08 - 11-FEB-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) Panic, Power and the Resilience of International Human Rights Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, TJI, University of Ulster , 16-APR-08 - 16-APR-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) The Reach of Rights: Using International Principles to Recognise Guantanamo Detainees as Constitutional Rights-Bearers. [International Refereed Conference], Constitutional Law and International Human Rights Law: A Conference in Honour of Prof. David Kretzmer, Minerva Centre for Human Rights, Hebrew University, Jersusalem, Jerusalem , 17-NOV-08 - 19-NOV-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) How the U.S. Can Lose the War on Terror: The Complicity of Lawyers. [Invited Oral Presentation], How the US Can Lose the War on Terror, UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights            , UCC , 23-APR-08 - 23-APR-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) Plenary Power, the Prerogative State, and the Resistant Court? A Commentary on From Chinese Exclusion to Guantanamo Bay by Natsu Saito. [Invited Oral Presentation], LSA Annual Meeting 2008, Montreal, Montreal , 29-MAY-08 - 29-MAY-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) The Purposive Interpretation of Federal Courts' Jurisdiction in the 'War on Terrorism': Learning from International Human Rights Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], LSA Annual Meeting 2008, Montreal, Montral , 29-MAY-08 - 29-MAY-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? The Incongruity of Boumediene, Al Odah and Munaf. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC , 18-JUN-08 - 18-JUN-08.
Fiona de Londras & Fergal Davis; (2008) Trusting Judges in Times of Terror: Contrasting Perspectives. [Oral Presentation], SLS Annual Conference, London School of Economics, LSE , 16-SEP-08 - 16-SEP-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) Feminist Legal Theory: Expanding the Boundaries of International Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], 25th Anniversary Conference, Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory University, Atlanta (GA), Atlanta, GA , 09-NOV-08 - 09-NOV-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2008) Internationalising Common Law Courts. [Invited Oral Presentation], QUB School of Law Staff Seminar Series, QUB , 12-NOV-08 - 12-NOV-08.
Fiona de Londras; (2007) Guantanamo Bay: Towards Legality?. [Oral Presentation], SLS Annual Conference 2007, Durham University  , Durham , 10-SEP-07 - 10-SEP-07.
Fiona de Londras; (2007) Guantanamo Bay: Towards Legality?. [Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork, UCC , 03-MAY-07 - 03-MAY-07.
Fiona de Londras; (2007) Guantanamo Bay: Towards Legality?. [Oral Presentation], International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King¿s College London, KCL , 12-APR-07 - 12-APR-07.
Fiona de Londras; (2007) Towards Legality: The US Supreme Court's Resistance to Guantanamo as a Legal Black Hole. [Oral Presentation], SLSA Annual Conference 2007, Kent, Kent , 04-APR-07 - 04-APR-07.
Fiona de Londras; (2006) Habeas Corpus in the Shadow of Hamdan. [Invited Oral Presentation], Faculty Colloquium, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA , 26-SEP-06 - 26-SEP-06.
Fiona de Londras; (2006) The Religious Basis of Jus Cogens Norms: A Moral Argument for Compliance?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Religion and Human Rights, Univ. of Peshawar, Pakistan, Peshawar , 16-JAN-06 - 16-JAN-06.
Fiona de Londras; (2005) Genocidal Sexual Violence: Using the Theory of Intersectionality to Understanding the Use of Sexual Violence as a Means of Genocide. [International Refereed Conference], 6th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Boca Raton, Florida , 04-JUN-05 - 07-JUN-05.
Fiona de Londras; (2005) Learning Lessons: International Law¿s Response to Rwandan Genocide. [International Refereed Conference], 6th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida , 04-JUN-05 - 07-JUN-05.
Fiona de Londras; (2005) Recognising Intersectionality: A Pre-Requisite for Effective Legal Remedies to Women Victims of Genocide. [Oral Presentation], Theorising Intersectionality, Univ. of Keele, Keele , 21-MAY-05 - 21-MAY-05.
Fiona de Londras; (2005) Telling Stories and Hearing Truths: Providing an Effective Remedy to Genocidal Sexual Violence against Women. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Criminal Law of Genocide: International, Comparative and Contextual Aspects, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05.

Committees

Committee : President's Research Seminars Organising Committee
Committee : American Society of Comparative Law 'Scholarship' Sub-Committee of Younger Comparativists Committee
Committee : College of Business & Law Graduate Research Committee
Committee : School Web Committee
Committee : Assistant Director, Doctoral Studies
Committee : School of Law, Graduate Programme Board
Committee : School of Law, Research Committee

Employment

Employer: University College Cork
Position: Lecturer

Education

Year 2002 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: BCL Subject: Law
Year 2003 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: LLM Subject: International Law
Year 2008 Institution: UCC
Qualification: PhD Subject: International Law

Languages

German:
Irish:
French:
 

Outreach Activities

Member of the Board of Directors, Well Woman Centre (Dublin)

Reviews

German Law Journal: Reviewer.
Melbourne Journal Of International Law: Reviewer.
Journal Of Human Rights And The Environment: Reviewer.
Cambridge University Press: Reviewer.
Routledge: Reviewer.
Ucd Law Review: Reviewer.
Ashgate: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Transitional Justice: Reviewer.
Judicial Studies Institute Journal: Editor.
Irish Yearbook Of International Law: Editor.
Irish Jurist: Reviewer.
 

Publications

Books

Fiona de Londras; (2011) Detention in the War on Terror: Can Human Rights Fight Back?. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) Principles of Irish Property Law, 2nd Edition. Dublin: Clarus Press. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras & Cliona Kelly; (2010) The European Convention on Human Rights Act: Operation, Impact and Analysis. Dublin: Round Hall/Thomson Reuters. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) Principles of Irish Property Law. Dublin, Ireland: Clarus Press. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Fiona de Londras; (2012) 'Guantánamo Bay, the Rise of Court and the Revenge of Politics' In: David Jenkins, Anders Henriksen & Amanda Jacobsen (eds). The Long Decade: How 9/11 Has Changed the Law. New York: OUP. [Details]
Fiona de Londras & David Gwynn Morgan; (2012) 'Constitutional Amendment in Ireland' In: Xenophon Contiades (eds). Engineering Constitutional Change: A Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'Privatized Sovereign Performance: Regulating in the 'Gap' Between Security and Rights' In: C. Scott, F. Caffagi & L. Senden (eds). Transnational Private Regulation: Conceptual and Constitutional Debates. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2010) 'Dualism, Domestic Courts and the Rule of International Law' In: Sellers, Mortimer & Tomaszewski, Tadeusz (eds). Ius Gentium: The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective. Wien: Springer. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2010) 'Terrorism as an International Crime' In: William Schabas & Nadia Bernaz (eds). Routledge Handbook on International Criminal Law. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2010) 'Prosecuting Sexual Violence in the ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia' In: Martha L.A. Fineman (eds). Feminist Legal Theory: Transcending the Boundaries of Law. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'Land Law, Landlord and Tenant, and Conveyancing' In: William Binchy & Raymond Byrne (eds). Annual Review of Irish Law 2008. Dublin: Thompson Roundhall. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'Confronting the Porrajmos' In: Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Work that Shaped their Lives. Toronto: The Key. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'Land Law, Landlord and Tenant, and Conveyancing' In: William Binchy & Ray Byrne (eds). Annual Review of Irish Law 2007. Dublin: Round Hall. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'The Religiosity of Jus Cogens: A Moral Argument for Compliance?' In: Rehman, J. & Breau, S (eds). Religion and Human Rights Law: A Critical Examination of Islamic Law and Practices. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'Telling Stories and Hearing Truths: Providing an Effective Remedy to Genocidal Sexual Violence against Women' In: Henham R. & Behrens P. (eds). The Criminal Law of Genocide: International. Comparative and Contextual Aspects. London: Ashgate. Available Online [Details]

Edited Books

Fiona de Londras & Siobhán Mullally (Ed.). (2012) Irish Yearbook of International Law 2009-2010. Oxford & Portland: Hart Publishing. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fiona de Londras; (2012) 'Closing Guantánamo Bay: The Triumph of Politics over Law?'. Public Law, :18-26. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'Can Counter-Terrorist Internment Ever Be Legitimate?'. Human Rights Quarterly, 33 (3):593-619. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'Privatised Sovereign Performance: Regulating in the 'Gap' between Security and Rights?'. Journal of Law and Society, 38 (1):96-118. [Details]
Fiona de Londras & Suzanne Kingston; (2010) 'Rights, Security and Conflicting International Obligations: Exploring Inter-Jurisdictional Judicial Dialogues in Europe'. American Journal of Comparative Law, 58 (2):359-413. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras & Fergal F Davis; (2010) 'Controlling the Executive in Times of Terrorism: Competing Perspectives on Effective Oversight'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 30 (1):19-47. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'International Human Rights Law and Constitutional Rights: In Favour of Synergy'. International Review of Constitutionalism, 9 (2):307-328. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'Shannon, Saadi and Ireland's Reliance on Diplomatic Assurances'. Irish Yearbook of International Law, 2 :79-90. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'International Law in Ireland 2007'. Irish Yearbook of International Law, 2 :105-118. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'International Decision: Saadi v Italy'. American Journal of International Law, 102 :616-622. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'What Human Rights Law Could Do: Lamenting the Lack of an International Human Rights Law Approach in Boumediene and Al Odah'. Israel Law Review, 41 (3):562-595. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'Guantanamo Bay: Towards Legality?'. Modern Law Review, 71 (1):36-58. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'Irish State Practice in International Law 2007'. Irish Yearbook of International Law, 1 :241-266. [Details]
Fiona de Londras, Siobhan Mullally, Liam Thornton, Darren O'Donovan; (2008) 'Human Rights in Ireland 2006'. Irish Yearbook of International Law, 1 :313-329. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'The Technical Defence to the Judgment Mortgage: Time to Say Goodbye?'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 13 (1). [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'The Right to Challenge the Lawfulness of Detention: An International Perspective on U.S. Detention of Suspected-Terrorists'. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 12 (2):223-260. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'In the Shadow of Hamdan v Rumsfeld: Habeas Corpus Rights of Guantánamo Bay Detainees'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 17 (2):8-16. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'Sombro do Caso Hamdan versus Rumsfeld: O Direito dos Prisioneiros da Baia de Guantanamo ao Habeas Coprus'. Panoptica, 11 :241-258. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'Hamdan v Rumsfeld'. Netherlands International Law Review, 54 (3):539-550. Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2006) 'The Law That Dare Now Speak Its Name?'. Irish Family Law Journal, 9 (2). [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2004) 'Kow Towing to the Twin Gods of Time and Money: The Guilty Plea Discount in Sentencing'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 14 (1). [Details]

Other Journals

Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'Introduction: Special Issue on the Judges' Remuneration Referendum' Irish Law Times . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'The Judicial Pay Referendum in its Broader Context of Dáil Empowerment: Unbalancing Powers?' Irish Law Times . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'The European Court of Human Rights, Dual Functionality, and the Future of the Court after Interlaken' Irish Human Rights Law Review . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2011) 'A 'New Politics' Without the Seanad: Concerns from a Human Rights Perspective' Irish Law Times :48-54. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'BOOK REVIEW: Emergencies and the Limits of Legality (Victor Ramraj ed)' The Irish Jurist 43 :132-134. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2009) 'BOOK REVIEW: Paul W Kahn, Sacred Violence' Law and Politics Book Review 19 (6) :371-375. Available Online [Details]
de Londras, Fiona; (2009) 'BOOK REVIEW: Neumark, 'Hiding in the Open' and Benninga, In Hiding' Journal of Genocide Research 11 (4) :521-525. [Details]
de Londras, Fiona; (2009) 'BOOK REVIEW Maddox, Mortgages Law & Practice' Conveyancing and Property Law Journal 14 (2) . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) 'Saadi v Italy: European Court of Human Rights Reasserts the Absolute Prohibition on Refoulement in Terrorism Extradition Cases' ASIL Insights 12 (9) . Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'Ireland's Potential Liability for Extraordinary Renditions through Shannon Airport' Irish Law Times 25 (7) :106-110. [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'Review: Gearty, Can Human Rights Survive?' Law and Politics Book Review 17 (5) . Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2006) 'Review: Ben-Atar & Ben-Atar, What Time And Sadness Spared: Mother And Son Confront The Holocaust; Colijn, Ruin’s Wheel' Journal of Genocide Research 8 (4) . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2007) 'NOTE: Boumediene v Bush; Al Odah v United States' Bulletin Of International Legal Developments 7 . [Details]
Fiona de Londras, Mairead Enright; (2005) 'Demystifying Virtual Law: A Guide to Effective Online Research' Independent Law Review 2 (1) . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2004) 'Researching and Understanding Human Rights Law' Independent Law Review 1 (3) . [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2004) 'Questions and Answers: A Guide to Overcoming (Some) Difficulties of Legal Research in Ireland' Independent Law Review 1 (2) . [Details]
 

Published Reports

Working Group on Family Diversity; (2006) Equality for All Families. Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Dublin. [Details]
   

Website article

Fiona de Londras; (2010) SIAC: Striking the Balance between National Security and Human Rights. The Guardian Legal Network: Website article Available Online [Details]

Newspaper Articles

Fiona de Londras; (2010) De Valera's Constitution Continues to Serve us Well. The Irish Times: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
                             

Presentation

Fiona de Londras; (2008) "How the US Can Lose the War on Terror: The Complicity of Lawyers". Cork: Presentation Available Online [Details]

Working Paper

Fiona de Londras; (2011) Regulating Private Self-Selecting Associations in Transitional Societies. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Fiona de Londras & Fergal F. Davis; (2009) Controlling the Executive in Times of Terrorism: Competing Perspectives on Effective Oversight Mechanisms. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
   

Media

Fiona de Londras; (2011) Voting no to the Judicial Pay Amendment. Media [Details]
Fiona de Londras; (2008) "Complexities Behind the Guantánamo Promise" (Irish Times, 18 November 2008). Dublin: Media Available Online [Details]
                                       

Research

Research Interests

At its heart my scholarship is concerned with the central theme of limiting the capacity of state power to infringe upon and violate individual rights protections. My exploration of this theme has taken place primarily in the context of counter-terrorism and international legal responses to sexual violence in and as genocide, although I have also focused on the theme within a 'general' international and domestic human rights law framework. My work considers the capacity for domestic constitutional courts and other apex courts, domestic human rights statutes, international criminal law, regional human rights courts and comparative constitutional law to effectively restrain state power from a rights-based perspective. As our understanding of the sources, uses, dispersals and applications of power becomes more nuanced in domestic and international law my work is now also considering the potential-and limitations-of embracing regulatory approaches to rights protection from a critical perspective. My current projects all explore these themes.

Current Projects

Responses to Corporatisation and the Endangerment of Rights

I am now embarking on an exploration of ways in which critical legal theory-including feminist legal theory-can embrace regulatory approaches in order to try to address serious rights abuses and vulnerabilities that are produced by corporatisation in the contemporary world. This is framed as a project that is ultimately concerned with expanding and assessing the rights-protecting toolkit to include non-traditional human rights mechanisms such as regulation. This project is at an early stage of development.

Outputs: The first stage of this project is the development-with Martha Fineman (Emory University) and Anna Grear (UWE)-of a workshop to be held in Emory University on Vulnerability and the Corporation. This workshop took place in October 2010 (call for papers) and a special issue of Social & Legal Studies will appear in 2012 featuring papers from the workshop.
 

Typographies of Judicial Review in Counter-Terrorism Cases

Building on my work analysing detention in the 'War on Terror', I am now considering whether courts--which I have previously argued are non-deferential in judicial review of counter-terrorism--are actually objectively 'good at' reviewing counter-terrorist policies and laws. This involves both generating a model that suggests qualities of 'good' judicial review in the counter-terrorist context and engaging in a comparative study of significant cases across the US, Canada, UK and the ECtHR to categorise approaches.
Outputs: The early conclusions will be presented in research seminars in 2011 and it is expected that this will result in one peer-reviewed article in 2012.

Privatised Sovereign Performance in the 'War on Terror'

The involvement of for-profit corporations in sovereign activity in the 'War on Terror' (including torture and rendition) is the core concern of this project, which aims to both theorise and explain the emergence of this kind of activity and to suggest accountability approaches and disincentives with a view to the effective protection of rights. The project involves theorisation of how this phenomenon further complicates and undermines our dichotomous conceptions of 'public' and 'private', and the generation of a holistic and multi-strand approach to accountability across law, politics, ethics, governance and regulation.
Outputs: The early stages of this project resulted in the publication of an article in the Journal of Law & Society in 2011 and I am now preparing a monograph manuscript for publication in 2012/2013.