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 Dr Sattam Almutairi

Dr Sattam Almutairi works as an Assistant Professor in the Law and Shari'a College at Taif University. He completed his LL.B. from King AbdulAziz University in 2010 and LL.M. from UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, in 2014. He received his Ph.D from UCD Sutherland School of Law in 2019. He published a part of his PhD in the MWJHR (S Almutairi, ‘The Islamic and Western Cultures and Values of Privacy’, (2019) 16 Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 51).

Dr Edoardo Celeste

Dr Edoardo Celeste is Assistant Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation at Dublin City University. His research interests lie in the field of digital rights and constitutionalism, social media policy and regulation, privacy and data protection law, EU digital policies and digital economics. From 2016 to 2020, Edoardo was an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Doctoral Scholar at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. His PhD thesis, under the supervision of Professor TJ McIntyre, 'Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights' examines how the digital revolution is changing contemporary constitutionalism, and explores the constitutional role of Internet bills of rights. Edoardo is currently the principal investigator of the project 'Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard' funded by Facebook Research.

Dr Orla Ní Cheallacháin

Dr Orla Ní Cheallacháin completed her PhD at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations, under the supervision of Professor Vincent Durac, in May 2021. Working within a critical security studies framework, her doctoral research examined the role of the House of Commons in the normalisation of temporary, counter-terrorism legislation in the United Kingdom. Her research interests include the role of political institutions in protecting human rights in times of crisis, critical approaches to terrorism, gender and conflict, and issues of global justice in relation to climate change. At UCD, she has taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules in critical security studies, gender, peace and conflict, and the foundations of contemporary politics. Orla is currently the Programme Director of the European Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Global Campus in Human Rights in Venice.

Dr Dorothy Conaghan

Dr Dorothy Conaghan is an affiliate Research Fellow at the School of Education UCD. She holds a BA in Mathematics and French, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from UCD. She received her PhD under the supervision of Professor Kathleen Lynch, Emeritus Full Professor, Equality Studies. Dorothy’s research, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, focuses on social justice and equality of condition issues for education in general and music education in particular. It focuses on the impact the private education market in Ireland is having on access to and progression in instrumental music education. In 2014, she was awarded the Mary Kelly Scholarship by the UCD School of Social Justice for ‘a lifetime commitment, passion and outstanding record of activism for equality and social justice in music education’, and in 2015, was awarded a First-Class Honours MSc in Equality Studies. She is a working member of the European Music School Union Research Forum and is regularly invited by the European Music Council (EMC) as keynote speaker at its capacity-building seminars throughout Europe. Current research focuses on the UNESCO- recommended ‘Five Music Rights’ and their application in an Irish context. Dorothy is currently involved in social-justice based and education policy research projects in Denmark and in Austria.

Dr Neža Šubic


Dr Neža Šubic is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Law, Maynooth University. She is working on the ERC-funded DANCING project, Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths. She is specialized in EU law and in human rights law, and has published and lectured in these areas. Neža's doctoral project, which she undertook at UCD Sutherland School of Law under the supervision of Dr Marie-Luce Paris, explored social rights in the context of the European Arrest Warrant. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, she worked as an assistant lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and completed traineeships at various Slovene national courts, and at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels. Neža holds an LL.B. from the University of Ljubljana, and an LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh (with distinction). In 2017, she passed the Slovene State Examination in Law.

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