Professor of International Human Rights Law, HRLC Co-Director, Head of HRLC's Economic and Social Rights Unit
Aoife Nolan, LLB (Dublin), PhD (EUI), joined the School of Law as Professor of International Human Rights Law in 2012. On 30 November 2016, Aoife was elected as an independent expert to the Council of Europe's European Committee of Social Rights, the leading European monitoring mechanism on economic and social rights. In December 2017, Aoife was appointed to the Scottish First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, which was tasked with making recommendations on how Scotland can lead by example in human rights, including economic, social, cultural and environmental rights (read the report). She is currently a member of the Scottish Government's Child Rights Working Group, which was convened to inform the development of a model that incorporates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law in Scotland.
From 2015-2018, she co-directed the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, the world's largest cluster of rights and justice scholars, involving over 700 members from 22 different University centres. From 2013-15, she was Academic Lead of the interdisciplinary University of Nottingham Children and Childhood Network and the Nottingham Summer School on Child Rights.
She is an Academic Expert member of Doughty Street Chambers.
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