Current Research Programmes

Reflecting the expertise of staff and students, the CCJHR research programme (including publications stemming from same) is currently focussing on the following areas:

Children / Children’s Rights

Migration, Citizenship and Human Rights

Health and Human Rights

Mental Health Law and Human Rights

Youth Justice and Detention

Terrorism and Law

Privacy and Freedom of Information Law

Restorative Justice

Critical Approaches to the Criminal Process

Gender, Human Rights and Law

Education, Rights and the Law


The Centre is home to a growing body of postgraduate (PhD and LLM) researchers, many of whom are recipients of prestigious scholarships and awards. The postgraduate community at the Centre brings a wealth of expertise, energy and enthusiasm to our teaching and research programmes. Full details of postgraduate research interests and theses topics.


Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland