Professor Siobhan Wills
Professor of Law
- School of Law
- Research Institute
- Transitional Justice Institute
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 8883
Siobhán Wills joined the Law School and became a member of the Transitional Justice Institute in 2013. She is Course Director of the LLMs in Human Rights and Transitional Justice and Gender, Conflict and Human Rights.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority; a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force; and of the Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee. Her research interests are protection of civilians, peacekeeping, and use of force.
In 2015-2016, Siobhán was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to research UN approaches to rules of engagement for peacekeepers that are not engaged in hostilities in an armed conflict.
In 2016-2017 Siobhán received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to make a documentary film, jointly with Prof McLaughlin (QUB), about the legacy impact of use of force by peacekeepers in Haiti.
Prior to her appointment at Ulster University Siobhán was a lecturer at University College Cork and Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. In 2013 she was the Ariel Sallows Visiting Chair in Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a visiting fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford; the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford; Australia National University; the School of Advanced Studies, University of London; a Fulbright Fellow; a Hauser Global Fellow at the School of Law, New York University; a Fellow on the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School.
Her LLB is from the National University of Ireland, 2000; her LLM from Yale Law School, 2001; her DPhil from Oxford University, 2007.
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- Economic Liberalism, Democracy, and Transitional Justice: Workshop SummaryDate: (2018)
- Use of Deadly Force by Peacekeepers Operating Outside of Armed Conflict Situations: What Laws Apply?Human Rights QuarterlyDate: (2017)
- It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in HaitiDate: (2017)
- United Nations Peacekeeping OperationsThe Practice of Shared Responsibility in International LawDate: (2017)
- International Responsibility for Ensuring the Protection of CiviliansProtection of CiviliansDate: (2016)
- Ensuring peacekeepers’ respect for international humanitarian lawInducing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law Lessons from the African Great Lakes RegionDate: (2015)
- Continuing Impunity of Peacekeepers: The Need for a ConventionJournal of International Humanitarian Legal StudiesDate: (2013)
- The Legal Characterization of the Armed Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq: Implications for ProtectionNetherlands International Law ReviewDate: (2011)
- The Obligations Due to Former 'Protected Persons' in Conflicts that have Ceased to be International: The People's Mujahedin Organization of IranJournal of Conflict and Security LawDate: (2010)
- Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of PeacekeepersDate: (2009)