Publications by Graduates
Graduates of the research programmes at the School of Law have produced a significant quantity of high-quality publication output based on their doctoral research. This includes journal articles in international and national journals (many of which were published during the registration period, prior to completion of the thesis) and research mongraphs. The UCC Research Quality Review 2015 described the publication record of graduate researchers at the School of Law as "stunning". Details of select publications are provided below.
Olufemi Amao completed his PhD in 2009 entitled
"Corporate responsibility, human rights and
multinational corporations in developing countries:
a case study of Nigeria" under the supervision of
Professor Irene Lynch Fannon. A monograph based
on his PhD was published by Routledge in 2011. He
is currently a senior lecturer at the University of
Sussex, having previously lectured at Brunel
Onder Bakircioglu completed his PhD in 2009
entitled "The rationale and the role of the
imminence requirement in international self-
defence: the lessons of the self-defence doctrine
in criminal law" under the supervision of Professor
Caroline Fennell. A monograph based on his PhD
was published by Routledge in 2011. He is
currently a senior lecturer at the University of
Leicester, having previously lectured at Queen's
Joanne Blennerhassett completed her PhD in 2014
entitled "Multi- party actions as a route to collective
redress for mass harm, having particular regard to
environmental mass harm" under the supervision
of Professor Owen McIntyre. A monograph based on
her PhD was published by Hart Publishing in 2015.
She is currently a lecturer at University College
Laura Cahillane completed her PhD in 2012 entitled
"The genesis, drafting and legacy of the Irish Free
State Constitution" under the supervision of Dr
Conor O'Mahony and Professor David Gwynn Morgan.
A monograph based on her PhD was published by
Manchester University Press in 2015. She is currently
a lecturer at the University of Limerick, having
previously lectured at Univertsity College Cork.
Fiona De Londras completed her PhD in 2008 entitled
"Power, panic and the resilience of international human
rights law: a study of habeas corpus in the 'war on
terrorism'" under the supervision of Professor Siobhan
Mullally. A monograph based on her PhD was published
by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She is currently
a Professor at the University of Birmingham, having
previously lectured at Durham University, University
College Dublin and University College Cork.
Padraig MacAuliffe completed his PhD in 2009 under
the supervision of Professor Siobhan Mullally. A
monograph based on his PhD was published by
Routledge in 2013. He is currently a senior lecturer
at the University of Liverpool, having previously
lectured at University of Dundee.
Aisling Parkes completed her PhD in 2006 entitled
"The nature and scope of article 12 of the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
and the extent to which it has been implemented
under international law" under the supervision of
Professor Ursula Kilkelly. A monograph based on
her PhD was published by Routledge in 2013.
She is currently a lecturer at the School of Law
at University College Cork.
Benedicte Sage Fuller completed her PhD in 2009
entitled "The precautionary principle in marine
environmental law: with special reference to high
risk vessels" under the supervision of Professor
Owen McIntyre. A monograph based on her PhD
was published by Routledge in 2013. She is
currently a lecturer at the School of Law at
University College Cork.
The following is a sample of journal articles published by PhD students based on their doctoral research in recent years:
Olufemi Amao, ‘The African regional human rights system and multinational corporations: strengthening host state responsibility for the control of multinational corporations’ (2008) 12(5) International Journal of Human Rights 761-788.
Onder Bakircioglu, ‘A Socio-Legal Analysis of Jihad’ (2010) 59 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 413-440.
Lydia Bracken, ‘In the Best Interests of the Child? The Regulation of DAHR in Ireland’ (2016) 23(4) European Journal of Health Law 391-408
Lydia Bracken, ‘Challenging Normative Constructions of Parentage in Ireland’, forthcoming in (2017) 39(1) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Sean Butler, ‘Separating Protection from Politics: The UN Security Council, the 2011 Ivorian Political Crisis and the Legality of Regime Change’ Journal of Conflict Security Law
Laura Cahillane, “An Insight into the Irish Free State Constitution” (2014) 54 American Journal of Legal History 1-38.
Pablo Cortes, ‘Does the Proposed European Procedure Enhance the Resolution of Small Claims?’ (2008) 27(1) Civil Justice Quarterly 83-97.
Dug Cubie, ‘Analysis of Soft Law Applicable to Humanitarian Assistance: Relative Normativity in Action?’ (2011).Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 177-215.
John Danaher, 'Blind Expertise and the Problem of Scientific Evidence' (2011) 15 International Journal of Evidence And Proof (2011) 207-231.
Carole Deschamps, ’Patenting Computer-Related Inventions in the US and in Europe: The Need for Domestic and International Legal Harmony’ (2011) 33(2) European Intellectual Property Review 103-114.
Fiona De Londras,‘Guantanamo Bay: Towards Legality?’, (2008) 71(1) Modern Law Review 36-58
Fiona De Londras, ‘International Decision: Saadi v Italy’, (2008) 102(3) American Journal of International Law 616-622.
Alan Desmond, ‘The Development of a Common EU Migration Policy and the Rights of Irregular Migrants: A Progress Narrative?’ (2016) 16(2) Human Rights Law Review 247 - 272
Elaine Dewhurst,‘The Denial of Labour Rights to Irregular Immigrants under Irish Labour Law’, European Journal of Labour Law 4(2012) eScholarID:187958
Mairead Enright, ‘The Beginning of the Sharpness: Loyalty, Citizenship and Muslim Divorce Practice’, (2012) International Journal of Law in Context.
Mairead Enright, ‘Girl, Interrupted: Citizenship and the Irish Hijab Debate’, (2011) 20(4) Social and Legal Studies 463-480.
Mairead Enright, ‘Choice, Culture and the Politics of Belonging: The Emerging Law of Forced and Arranged Marriage’, (2009) 72(3) Modern Law Review 331.
Louise Kennefick,‘Introducing a New Diminished Responsibility Defence for England and Wales’ (2011) 74 Modern Law Review 750.
Louise Kennefick, ‘Diminished Responsibility in Ireland: Historical Reflections on the Doctrine and Present-Day Analysis of the Law’ (2011) 62 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 269.
John Lombard,‘The Regulation of Palliative Care’ (2012) Socio-Legal Studies Review 23.
Verona Ni Dhrisceoil, ‘Language conflict in Northern Ireland: revisiting the Irish language rights debate’ (2013) Public Law 693-701.
Emmanuel Oke, ‘South Africa: Aventis Pharma S.A. & Ors. v. Cipla Life Sciences’, (2013) 44(2) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 244-247.
Fiona O’Regan,‘Prosecutor vs. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo : the Cumulative Charging Principle, Gender-Based Violence, and Expressivism’ (2012) 43 Georgetown Journal of International Law 1323-1360.
Ella O’Sullivan,‘International Stem Cell Corporation v. Comptroller General of Patents: The debate regarding the definition of the human embryo continues’ (2014) 36 European Intellectual Property Review 155.
Kevin T. O'Sullivan, ‘Enforcing copyright online: internet service provider obligations and the European Charter of Human Rights’ (2014) 36(9) European Intellectual Property Review 35-41.
Sinead Ring, ‘Due Process and the Admission of Expert Evidence on Recovered Memory in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Lessons from America’ (2012) 16(1) International Journal of Evidence and Proof 66-92.
Katherine Wade, ‘Refusal of Emergency Caesarean Section in Ireland: A Relational Approach’ (2014) 22(1) Medical Law Review 1.
Seán Whittaker, ‘Access to Environmental Information and the Problem of Defining Public Bodies’, (2013) 15 Environmental Law Review 230-238.