Professor Siobhan Wills

Professor of Law

School/Department
School of Law
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8883
Email
s.wills@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 21D70
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

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.

The Legal Characterization of the Armed Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq: Implications for Protection. / Wills, Siobhán.

In: Netherlands International Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 2, 08.08.2011, p. 173-208.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Occupation Law and Multi-National Operations: Problems and Perspectives. / Wills, Siobhán.

In: British Year Book of International Law, Vol. 77, 01.01.2007, p. 256-332.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers. / Wills, Siobhan.

Oxford University Press, 2009. 288 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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The Obligations Due to Former 'Protected Persons' in Conflicts that have Ceased to be International: The People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2010, p. 117-139.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The 'Responsibility to Protect' by Peace Support Forces under International Human Rights Law. / Wills, Siobhan.

Peace Operations and Human Rights. ed. / Ray Murphy; Katarina Mansson. Routledge, 2008. p. 21-31.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Continuing Impunity of Peacekeepers: The Need for a Convention. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, p. 1-32.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Need for Effective Protection of UN Peacekeepers: the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Human Rights Brief, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.12.2003, p. 26-30.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Economics, Socio-biology and Women’s Hedonistic Lives. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Dublin University Law Journal, Vol. 25, 01.01.2003, p. 177-188.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Reforming Inheritance Law: Providing for the Non-Marital Family. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 58-70.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Protecting the Rights of Cohabitees -Recommendations for Reform. / Wills, Siobhan.

In: Irish Journal of Family Law, Vol. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 8-17.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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