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Aoife Nolan

Professor of International Human Rights Law

Professor Aoife Nolan is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. She has published extensively in the area of human rights law and is a global expert in the areas of children’s rights and economic and social rights. She was founding coordinator of the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI) and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the Human Rights Law Review, the International Human Rights Law Review and the International Journal of Children's Rights.

She has held visiting appointments in the US, Belgium, South Africa, the Netherlands and the UK. Aoife has worked with and acted as an expert advisor to a wide range of international and national bodies and organisations working on human rights issues, including a range of UN Special Procedures, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Council of Europe, and a wide range of international NGOs and IGOs.

She has worked closely with a range of national human rights institutions, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and the children’s commissioners in Scotland and England.

Her monographs include Children’s Socio-economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts (Hart, 2011), while she has edited the following collections Economic and Social Rights after the Global Financial Crisis (CUP, 2014), Human Rights and Public Finance (Hart, 2013) (with O’Connell and Harvey) and The United Nations Special Procedures System (Brill, forthcoming 2016) (with Freedman and Murphy) Aoife is founding coordinator of the Human Rights Law Centre Child Rights Summer School and leads the Centre’s Economic and Social Rights Unit.

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