Research Projects

The CCJHR engages in direct research activities, through research and conferences undertaken by members of the CCJHR and in conjunction with colleagues across UCC and civil society organisations. We gratefully acknowledge the funding provided by different organisations for such research activities.

"Leave No One Behind Behind— Developing Climate-Smart/Disaster Risk Management Laws that Protect People in Vulnerable Situations for a Comprehensive Implementation of the UN Agenda 2030”.

This study was undertaken by IRC-MSCA CAROLINE Research fellow Dr Tommaso Natoli (UCC-IFRC) following his secondment to the IFRC Disaster Law Programme.

Climate Resilience webinar main report July 2021

Climate Resilience webinar summary July 2021

Global Synthesis Report on Law & Policies for Climate Resilience July2021

Law and Policies that Protect the Most Vulnerable: Kenya July2021

Integrating CCA and DRR laws and policies: Lessons from Dominica2021 (Executive Summary: Dominica)

Coherence, Alignment and Integration Hourglass Model D Cubie T Natoli 2021

IFRC World Disaster Report 2020, 'Chapter 6: Creating the enabling environment for climate and disaster risk governance: what policy and regulatory frameworks do we need to make this work?'

Law & Policies that Protect the Most Vulnerable PICS May2020 (Executive Summary: PICS)

Compendium on the Post-2015 Global Agenda on Climate-Risk Governance May 2020

Addressing specific vulnerabilities: Lessons from the Philippines2020 (Executive Summary: Philippines)

Literature review on aligning CCA and DRR Dec2019

The 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (2019)

Other Research Projects

Implementing Public Sector Duty for Travellers IHREC Report November 2022 

Access to Early Childhood Care & Education for Traveller Community Nov2021 (by Denise Baker)

Literature Review: DRM and CCA in Irish Emergency Planning July 2020

Nasc CCJHR Beyond McMahon Report Dec 2018

Nasc-CCJHR Beyond McMahon Conference Summary June 2018

Nasc-CCJHR Racism and Hate Crime Conference Summary Oct 2013

Access to Justice for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime in Irl 2012

CCJHR UK Migrant Domestic Workers Project April 2012

CCJHR CCTV as a Crime Prevention Strategy D Applebe 2009

CCJHR Subsidiary Protection Case Law Project 2007


Working Papers

The CCJHR Legal Research Working Papers series publishes excellent research in the fields of human rights, crime, justice and law. One of the objectives of the CCJHR is to support the dissemination of research in progress. The Working Paper series is peer-reviewed and edited by the CCJHR. Submissions to the Working Papers series are open to UCC academics, PhD students and research fellows. The series also publishes selected ‘best papers’ from the UCC postgraduate community. For further details, contact


Available Working Papers:

CCJHR WPS No 1 Sarah Singer Refugee Exclusion Clauses and Terrorism Dec 2012

CCJHR WPS No 2 Claire Smyth IESCR Optional Protocol and Ireland Dec 2012

CCJHR WPS No 3 Ilona Cairns Feminist Perspective on Criminal Law Reform Dec 2012

CCJHR WPS No 4 Colette Barry Irish Prison Officers June 2013

CCJHR WPS No 5 Sarah Jane Judge Legal Capacity of Children

CCJHR WPS No 6 Hajer Almanea The League of Arab States August 2018

CCJHR WPS No 7 Noemi Magugliani Securisation of Migration August 2018

CCJHR WPS No8 Daisy Nabasitu Child Victims in Ugandan Criminal Justice Sept 2018

CCJHR WPS No 9 Sahara Nankan Rethinking the Right to Water Sept 2018

CCJHR WPS No 10 Shannon Greene Gender, Climate Change & Participation April 2020

CCJHR WPS No 11 Katie Coyle Overturned on Appeal May 2020

CCJHR WPS No 12 Niamh Collins Ireland’s Refugee Deterrence Policies March 2021

CCJHR WPS No 13 Camryn Jung Climate Change and Human Trafficking March 2021

CCJHR WPS No 14 Giovanni Chiarini Human Rights vs Complementarity July 2021

CCJHR WPS No 15 Giovanni Chiarini Ecocide and the ICC Nov 2021

CCJHR WPS No 16 Victoria Oluwatobi Isa Daniel Early Legal Advice Feb 2022

CCJHR WPS No 17 Holly O’Callaghan Sex Work Law in Ireland Feb 2022

CCJHR WPS No 18 Katie Fowler Legislating Hate Feb 2022

CCJHR WPS No 19 Johannes Schwaighofer Climate Engineering March 2023

CCJHR WPS No 20 Katie Place Impact of Deforestation March 2023

CCJHR WPS No 21 Bilhah Omulama Kampala Convention April 2023

CCJHR WPS No 22 Dara Clooney Exclusionary Rule in Ireland June 2023

CCJHR WPS No 23 Estelle-Marie Casadesus Switzer Child Soldiers Aug 2023

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland