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Annual Lecture of the LLM in Immigration Law 2021

Date: 16 June 2021

The Criminal Justice Centre at the School of Law welcomed Professor Siobhán Mullally (National University of Ireland), UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, who delivered the Annual Lecture of the Immigration Law LLM 2020-2021. Drawing from her work as a Special Rapporteur in the UN, the Lecture highlighted how terrorism operations can be counterproductive and harmful to victims of non-state human rights violations, such as trafficked persons.

About the speaker

Siobhán Mullally is the Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway and Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children. From 2012-2018, she was a member of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), elected as President of GRETA from 2016-2018 and as 1st Vice-President from 2014-2018. From 2014-2019, Ms Mullally was a Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and member of the Good Friday Agreement treaty body, the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the Northern Irish and Irish Human Rights Commissions. Ms Mullally’s research has been published in leading journals and her books include: Gender Migration and Care: Law and Practice (ed.) (Routledge: 2015); and Gender Culture and Human Rights: Reclaiming Universalism (Hart: 2006). Published reports include A Child Rights Response to Child Migration and Migrant Children at Risk (International Bar Association: 2019) and Report into the Independence of the Judiciary in Pakistan (International Bar Association: 2007). Prior to her appointment at NUI Galway, Ms Mullally held a Full Professorship in Law at University College Cork, where she was also Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

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