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Professor Rory O'Connell Director of Transitional Justice Institute

School of Law
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Room 21D60
Jordanstown campus
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 (0)28 903 66693
Rory   O'Connell

Rory O'Connell joined the Transitional Justice Institute and School of Law in 2013 and was appointed Director in 2014.  Rory's research and teaching interests are in the areas of Human Rights and Equality, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.

Rory is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Rory studied law at University College Dublin, thanks to a scholarship. During his degree, he spent a year as an ERASMUS student at the Universit√© de Rouen. In 1992, he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law (European Legal Studies) degree (First Class) and received a UCD Open Postgraduate scholarship. He proceeded to write an LL.M. by thesis on The Irish Courts and Equality Before the Law, graduating in 1994, with First Class honours. He moved to the European University Institute, Florence to undertake a PhD on the theory of constitutional interpretation and graduated from the EUI in 1997, with Distinction. Rory's first lecturing post was in Comparative Law at Lancaster University Law School. From 2001 to 2013 he was a member of the Human Rights Centre, School of Law at Queen's University of Belfast.

Rory is on the Executive of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, is a member of the Editorial Board of Minority Rights Now (NICEM) and is the editor of the RightsNI Blog. He is also one of the members of the UK team of Bologna Experts.

Research publications

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To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)