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UCC School of Law's Dr Dug Cubie appointed to Royal Irish Academy Committee

11 May 2022

The Ethical, Political, Legal & Philosophical Studies Committee is a multi-disciplinary committee that was established in 2014. 

The Ethical, Political, Legal & Philosophical Studies Committee aims to promote co-operation across and within its scholarly disciplines, to advise, contribute and guide Academy policy in these areas and to engage the public on issues of topical interest, on an all-island basis. 

Dr Dug Cubie is the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at the UCC School of Law, and his main research interests are in the areas of humanitarian action, disaster law, climate justice and refugee protection. Dug worked in refugee and humanitarian practice for over 10 years, before completing a PhD in UCC on the right to humanitarian assistance in natural and human made disasters. 

Speaking following his appointment to the Committee Dug Cubie said: 

“A key priority, as I see it, for the Committee is to act as a means of promoting public knowledge and understanding of the interconnections between domestic, regional and global events. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at present highlights the risks which we face from the changing geo-political forces within Europe, and the need for ethical, political, legal and philosophical responses to these. Likewise, the global climate emergency affects us at the local and national level here in Ireland but can only be tackled through concerted international collaboration by States in partnership with business, youth, civil society and academia.”

For more information on the Royal Irish Academy Ethical, Political, Legal & Philosophical Studies Committee, please see: Royal Irish Academy (


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