Biography

Caroline is a graduate of NUI Galway (PhD, 2018; LLM in International Human Rights Law, 2010) and UL (LLB in Law and European Studies, 2003). Prior to her appointment, Caroline worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Law at the Institute of Technology Carlow and as a Part-time Lecturer in Law at Athlone Institute of Technology. Caroline also worked as a doctoral fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway whilst completing her doctoral studies. Her doctoral thesis investigated the relationship between international law, international politics and the state using Syria as a case study. She was awarded a Hardiman Research Scholarship and a Write Up Bursary by NUI Galway to complete her doctoral studies. Caroline has taught in areas, including Human Rights Law, Farm Business Law, Introduction to the Irish Legal System and Employment Law. Caroline has also worked as a Human Rights Legal Assistant at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, Geneva and as a Senior Company Secretarial Administrator with Northern Trust.

Research Interests

Caroline's core research interests lie in the areas of international human rights law, third world approaches to international law, international criminal law, and the history and politics of Syria.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2018 - Write Up Bursary
  • 2012 - Hardiman Research Scholarship

Education

  • 2018 NUI Galway - PhD
  • 2010 NUI Galway - LLM

Association

  • Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers
  • Member, European Society of International Law
  • Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association

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Conference Publications

Critical Approaches to International Law Symposium 2019, Griffith College Dublin

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2019
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Conference Contributions

15th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2016
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Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2013
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at Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2018

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2018
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International Criminal Court Summer School

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2016
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Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2019

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2019
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Mastering Law Conference: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2010
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12th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2013
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13th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2014
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14th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2015
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17th Annual Student Human Rights Conference: UN Human Rights Council Ten Years On

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2016
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Other Publications

Alliances, Counter-alliances and Complexities in the Syrian Armed Conflict

Dr. Caroline Sweeney
2016
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