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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Bronagh Byrne


Co-Director, Centre for Children's Rights, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom



Dr Bronagh Byrne is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Co-Director of the Centre for Children's Rights and Programme Director for the Master's in Children's Rights at Queen's University Belfast. Bronagh was also co-founder of the Disability Research Network at Queen's. She sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice.



Byrne, B (2022), 'How inclusive is the right to inclusive education? An assessment of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities’ concluding observations', International Journal of Inclusive Education. 26(3) pp301-318

Lundy, L., Byrne, B., Lloyd, K., Templeton, M., et al. (2021). Life Under Coronavirus: Children’s Views on their Experiences of their Human Rights. International Journal of Children's Rights, 29(2), 261-285

Burke C, Byrne B (2021) Social research and disability: Developing inclusive research spaces for disabled researchers. London: Routledge.

Byrne B (2020) International policies on inclusion. Oxford Encyclopaedia on Inclusive Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Byrne, B. and Tobin, J. (2019), Article 23 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Children with Disabilities, in P. Alston and J. Tobin (eds) A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Oxford University Press.

Byrne, B. and Lundy, L. (2019) Children’s Rights and Policy-Making: A 6 P Framework, International Journal of Human Rights. DOI 10.1080/13642987.2018.1558977.

Byrne, B (2018), 'Dis-Equality: Exploring the Juxtaposition of Disability and Equality' Social Inclusion, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 9-17.


Bronagh's expertise lies in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Person's with Disabilities in national law, policy and practice. She has a particular interest in the rights of children with disabilities and the right to inclusive education.
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