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Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley Ph.D; LL.M; PGCE; BA (Hons)

Senior Lecturer in Law Law


Personal Statement

Dr Cahill-Ripley joined the Law School in September 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Law. She is also a Visiting Professor in International Human Rights Law at the University of Bergen Law Faculty, Norway. Previously, Dr Cahill-Ripley was a Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University where she was also Director of Distance Learning and Director of International Programmes.

Dr Cahill-Ripley is an expert in international human rights law, with a specialism in economic, social and cultural rights. Her current research has two strands: The first explores the intersections between socio-economic rights and peacebuilding (including transitional justice, development and human security). The second examines the role of rights and transformative justice in addressing poverty and homelessness in the UK. Dr Cahill-Ripley is also interested in human rights in practice, (advocacy and mobilisation), the rights of women; human rights in the UK and Ireland and empirical methods of human rights research. She is currently working on her second monograph entitled ' 'Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Transformative Peacebuilding: Enhancing Human Security' (forthcoming: CUP).

Dr Cahill Ripley has recently been awarded a 2 year Law and Society Association International Research Collaborative for her project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Conflict and Transformation. See Law and Society Association IRCs

Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley has also been working on economic and social rights and peacebuilding within Northern Ireland and recently submitted Written and Oral Evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Ad Hoc Committee on A Bill of Rights, on Human Rights and Peacebuilding. For further details see Written and Oral Evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Ad Hoc Committee on A Bill of Rights

Previously, Dr Cahill-Ripley was the Academic Lead on the research project 'Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding'. For further details see Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding She regularly works with the United Nations OHCHR and other policy makers and practitioners on collaborative and knowledge exchange events as well as expert consultations. She has also written on the right to water and in 2011 published her first monograph entitled, 'The Human Right to Water and its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories' (Routledge: Oxford). Other publications include articles in Human Rights Law Review, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and the International Journal of Human Rights, reports and several book chapters.

Ph.D Supervision Interests:
International human rights, in particular, economic, social and cultural rights; human rights, conflict and transformative/transitional justice; human rights and development and economic, social and cultural rights in the UK/Ireland. Geographical areas of interest include the Middle East and Northern Ireland.

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