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Our students play an active role in the activities of the Centre in a variety of ways. These include participating in all of the events hosted by the Centre, acting as research assistants and most notably by contributing to the Centre’s Blog page. You can read some of their work, together with that of staff of the Centre on our Blog page here.

Post-Doc and PhD students currently affiliated with the Centre

Profile: Samuel Almeida

Tutor, UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)



Profile: Edoardo Celeste, PhD Candidate

Thesis: Internet Bill of Rights: The Role of Soft Law in the Constitutionalisation of the Internet

Supervisor: Dr TJ McIntyre



Profile: Orla Kelleher, PhD Candidate

Thesis: Breathing Life into Ecological Justice: Tackling the Underrepresentation of Future Generations and Non-Humans in Climate Litigation and Governance

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Jackson


Profile: Sinead McGrath, PhD Candidate





Profile: Orla Ní Cheallacháin, IRC Post-Graduate PhD Candidate, UCD SPIRe

Thesis: The Development of the Assumptions and Contingencies of UK Counter-Terrorism Legislative from the 1970s up to the Present Day



Profile: Ronan MacNamara, IRC Post-Graduate PhD Candidate, UCD Centre for War Studies

Thesis: Humanitarianism in Conflict: The Evolution and Impact of Cash and Voucher Assistance in Conflicts

Supervisor: Prof. Robert Gerwarth



Profile: Bashir Otukoya, PhD Candidate

Thesis: Bheith Éireannach (Becoming Irish): A Comparative Analysis of the Irish Naturalization Process

Supervisor: Dr Marie-Luce Paris



Profile: Aphrodite Papachristodoulo, PhD Candidate

Thesis: European Refugee Crisis: Saving Lives at Sea and International Legal Protection

Supervisor: Dr Richard Collins



Profile: Sarah Salahaldeen A Balto, PhD Candidate

Thesis: Implementing CEDAW: Islamic Principles of Women Economic Rights

Supervisor: Dr. John O'Dowd



Profile: Neza Subic, PhD Candidate

Thesis Title: United in Diversity: Constitutionalising the Principle of Mutual Trust in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Supervisor: Dr Marie-Luce Paris


UCD Centre for Human Rights

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: marieluce.paris@ucd.ie