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Human rights in a changing environment

Dr Aoife Daly (ERI, School of Law, University College Cork)

We are delighted to welcome our new PI Dr. Aoife Daly,  a lecturer at the School of Law, University College Cork. She has taught widely on human rights, most recently at the University of Liverpool and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. Dr. Daly was a winner of the 2021 Teaching Hero Award of The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the Union of Students in Ireland. She is an Early Career Fellow of the Independent Social Research Foundation which funds her research into children and the law. She is also an Honorary Researcher at the European Children’s Rights Unit, University of Liverpool, where she trains (with colleagues) NHS nurses on children’s consent to vaccination. Dr. Daly’s research interests cover a broad range of interconnected legal areas. She studies children’s civil and political rights, particularly the protest rights element of youth climate activism, and how this is changing the arena of human rights. She is currently writing a book entitled Youth Climate Activism and International Human Rights Law. Human rights law is a key area of Dr. Daly’s research expertise, and informs her research in rights to a healthy environment, and the European Court of Human Rights.

Research interests and interest in collaboration:

  • Youth activism
  • Human rights law
  • Right to a healthy environment
  • European Court of Human Rights

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