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Ní Aoláin Nominated for Vacant ECHR Irish Judicial Position

The Government of Ireland has nominated Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin as one of three candidates to the vacant Irish judicial position on the European Court of Human Rights  (ECHR).  The process will involve an interview by political representatives of the Council of Europe member states, followed by a decision-making period.

The European Court of Human Rights was established under the European Convention on Human Rights (1950) to monitor compliance of the signatory parties to the Convention.

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin holds the Dorsey and Whitney Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and is Professor of Law and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster.  She is co-founder and Associate Director of the Institute. Professor Ní Aoláin received her LL.B. and Ph.D. in law at the Queen’s University Law Faculty in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She also holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School.

Deans Charles and Morrison congratulate Professor Ní Aoláin on her extraordinary achievement.


Fionnuala Ni Aolain