Human Rights Law Centre

United Nations and Capacity Building

Since its establishment in 2005, the Post Conflict and Capacity Building Unit has built up an international reputation for its policy-linked research and capacity-building work. Outputs have included major book publications, reports which have impacted upon policy nationally and internationally, provision of high level training, and delivery of capacity building support to governments and civil society.

The Unit sometimes provides opportunities for students to contribute to its work through its internship and student research assistance programmes for University of Nottingham LLM students and graduates. Please see our student activities section for current opportunities.


Key projects include:


Unit Head: Professor Dominic McGoldrick

There have also been numerous interns and research assistants who have contributed to the Unit's work. 

Unit Head Expertise

Professor Dominic McGoldrick, head of the United Nations and Capacity Building Unit is Co-Director of the HRLC. He is a human rights law specialist with a particular interest in issues concerning human rights and religion, such as the use of Sharia law and Muslim veiling controversies in Europe. He has experience of teaching and leading various capacity-building projects including the HRLC Law of Armed Conflict course. Professor McGoldrick's full biography is available in our staff section.



Key publications include:

  • O'Flaherty, M., ed., The Human Rights Field Operation:  Law, Theory and Practice (Ashgate, 2007);
  • White, N., co-ed., The UN, Human Rights and Post Conflict Situations (Manchester University Press, 2005). 

Useful Links


Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 846 8506