The School of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Aoife Nolan has been re-elected for a second six-year term as member of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe, the leading European monitoring mechanism on economic and social rights. She has served as the Vice-President of that body since January 2021.
Aoife is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre. She is an internationally recognised expert in human rights law, with a particular focus on economic and social rights and children's rights. In addition to her academic work, Professor Nolan has acted as an expert advisor to a wide range of international and national organisations and bodies working on human rights issues, including numerous UN Special Procedures, UN treaty bodies, the Council of Europe, the World Bank, multiple NHRIs and NGOs. She has also supported a number of different governments in their efforts to advance protection of human rights through law and policy reform. She is an academic Expert at Doughty Street Chambers, where she co-leads the Children’s Rights Group.
Professor Nolan was re-elected by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. She has been a member of the European Committee of Social Rights since 2017.
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