Prof Aoife Nolan

Professor Aoife Nolan
School of Law

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Aoife Nolan is an internationally recognised expert in human rights law, with a particular focus on children's rights, climate justice, the connection between human rights and decent living standards (e.g., poverty, housing, social security and education) and the role of law and lawyers in bringing about social and legal change.

She is President of the Council of Europe's European Committee of Social Rights, the leading European human rights monitoring mechanism on economic and social rights (standard of living, housing, food social security, education, water, poverty). She also leads the Children's Rights Group at the celebrated human rights and public law chambers, Doughty-Street International. She works regularly with governments, UN bodies and different international and national human rights bodies.

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