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Dr. Caroline Sweeney

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

Publications

Conference Publications

2019

Critical Approaches to International Law Symposium 2019, Griffith College Dublin
Caroline Sweeney
(2019) Critical Approaches to International Law Symposium 2019, Griffith College Dublin

Conference Contributions

2019

Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2019
Caroline Sweeney
(2019) Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2019
University of Leeds

2018

at Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2018
Caroline Sweeney
(2018) at Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2018
Athlone, Ireland

2016

17th Annual Student Human Rights Conference: UN Human Rights Council Ten Years On
Caroline Sweeney
(2016) 17th Annual Student Human Rights Conference: UN Human Rights Council Ten Years On
University of Nottingham

2016

International Criminal Court Summer School
Caroline Sweeney
(2016) International Criminal Court Summer School
NUI Galway

2016

15th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Caroline Sweeney
(2016) 15th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

2015

14th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Caroline Sweeney
(2015) 14th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

2014

13th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Caroline Sweeney
(2014) 13th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

2013

Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization
Caroline Sweeney
(2013) Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization
NUI Galway

2013

12th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Caroline Sweeney
(2013) 12th Annual Doctoral Seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

2010

Mastering Law Conference: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society
Caroline Sweeney
(2010) Mastering Law Conference: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society
NUI Galway

Other Publications

2016

Alliances, Counter-alliances and Complexities in the Syrian Armed Conflict
Caroline Sweeney
(2016) Alliances, Counter-alliances and Complexities in the Syrian Armed Conflict