Dr Catherine O'Rourke

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights/International Law

School/Department
School of Law
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8159
Email
cf.orourke@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 21D61
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Dr Catherine O'Rourke is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Gender Research Coordinator at the Transitional Justice Institute. She researches, teaches and engages in policy work in the fields of gender, conflict, transitional justice and international law. As a scholar, she has a noted record of publications and research grants. Her research has been supported by funders such as the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Irish government’s Reconciliation Fund and the UK’s Department for International Development. Her scholarship has been recognized with the Irish Fulbright Scholar Award (2016/17) and the Basil Chubb Prize (2010) for the best PhD in politics produced in an Irish university. Catherine holds an LLB Law with Politics from Queen's University Belfast and MSc Gender from the London School of Economics. Her PhD, from Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute, was subsequently published as a monograph, 'Gender Politics in Transitional Justice' (Routledge, 2013). She works with the Irish and UK governments, the United Nations and several non-governmental organizations in policy work related to her expertise. She is regularly commissioned by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to conduct expert research, such as UN Women and the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims.

Transitioning to What? Transitional Justice and Gendered Citizenship in Chile and Colombia. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

Gender in Transitional Justice. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. p. 136-162.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Gendered Transitional Justice and the Non-state actor. / Ni Aolain, Fionnuala; O'Rourke, Catherine.

Contested Transitions: Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Colombia and Comparative Experience. Bogota : International Center for Transitional Justice, 2010. p. 115-143.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Peace Agreements or Pieces of Paper? The Impact of UNSC Resolution 1325 on Peace Processes and their Agreements. / Bell, Christine; O'Rourke, Catherine.

In: International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 59, 10.2010, p. 941-980.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Dealing with the Past in a Post-conflict Society: Does the Participation of Women Matter? Insights from Northern Ireland. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

In: William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.12.2012, p. 35-68.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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International Law and Domestic Gender Justice, or Why Case Studies Matter. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice: From International and Criminal to Alternative Forms of Justice. Intersentia, 2013. p. 11-41.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Baseline Study for a Toolkit on Women and Peacebuilding (Northern Ireland/Ireland) in Context of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. / O'Rourke, Catherine; McMinn, Karen.

Unknown Publisher, 2013. 75 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Book Review 'S. Sharat, Gender, Shame and Sexual Violence: The Voices of Witnesses and Court Members at War Crimes Tribunals (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)'. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

3 p. Pluto Journals. 2013, Book Review.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewOther contribution

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Gender Politics in Transitional Justice. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

Routledge, 2013. 276 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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'Walk[ing] the Halls of Power'? Understanding Women's Participation in International Peace and Security. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

In: Melbourne Journal of International Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.06.2014, p. 128-154.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Feminist Legal Method and the Study of Institutions. / O'Rourke, Catherine.

In: Gender and Politics, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 691-697.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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