Gerard McElwee, Partner at Fieldfisher, Brussels


January 02, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Hailing from Dungloe in County Donegal, Gerard McElwee is a partner in European Product Law at Fieldfisher in Brussels. We spoke with him recently for the latest edition in our ongoing series dedicated to the work of lawyers from Ireland and Northern Ireland all over the world. 

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Dr Susan Power, Head of Legal Research and Advocacy, Al-Haq


December 07, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

This ongoing series profiles the brilliant work being done by lawyers from Ireland and Northern Ireland worldwide. For this edition, we spoke with Dr Susan Power, Head of Legal Research and Advocacy at Al-Haq, a human rights organisation based in the West Bank of Palestine. 


Dr Susan Power at the International Law Commission, New York, Sixth Committee

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Gráinne Mellon, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers, London


November 02, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling the brilliant work being done by lawyers from across the island of Ireland, we spoke with Gráinne Mellon, a barrister specialising in public law, human rights and equality law at Garden Court Chambers in London.

Gráinne Mellon with Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson

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Lynn Sheehan, Chief of Staff at EUCAP Sahel Niger


June 12, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish people who work in the legal sphere, we spoke with Lynn Sheehan, Chief of Staff at EUCAP Sahel Niger. EUCAP Sahel Niger is an EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission based in Niamey, Niger. 

Lynn (centre) at EUCAP Sahel Niger, with Ireland's Special Envoy for the Sahel - November 2021

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Dr Seán Columb


May 11, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish people who work in the legal sphere, we spoke with Dr Seán Columb, who is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, and who has done great deal of work on organ trafficking.

Sean Columb

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Barrister Tara O'Leary


April 18, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Barrister Tara O’Leary, from County Kerry, who was called to the bar in England and Wales. She now practices in chambers in London, specialising in public law. Before that, Tara spent five years working on human rights and international criminal law in Ireland, the UK, Uganda and the Balkans.

Barrister Tara O'Leary

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“Changing State Behaviour: Can International Law Deter Further Aggression in Ukraine.”


March 30, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

We’re delighted to be co-hosting, along with The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy, a roundtable online discussion this week, on Thursday – “Changing State Behaviour: Can International Law Deter Further Aggression in Ukraine.”

Professor Ray Murphy of NUI Galway School of Law and Jennifer Trahan of New York University will be the speakers, and the event will be moderated by our Executive Director, Aonghus Kelly.

To register: https://lnkd.in/dykGyA74


Lawyer Aisling Dwyer


March 20, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Aisling Dwyer, Partner at the law firm of the Maples Group. Aisling specialises in complex, high value, international cross border litigation and acts in some of Asia’s largest offshore corporate, insolvency/restructuring and shareholder disputes.

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Lawyer Eric Tully


January 31, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Eric Tully, a lawyer from Co. Kildare. Eric works primarily in the field of International Criminal Law and since 2009, he has worked for the defence of five separate accused before three different Tribunals (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and he currently works on the defence team for an Accused before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in the Hague. He also worked as a Legal Officer with the UN peacekeeping mission to Southern Lebanon, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Irish Lawyer Eric Tully

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Lawyer Una Wright


January 04, 2022 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Una Wright, an environmental lawyer, who grew up in Ballina in County Mayo. Una works as a Lawyer with the Departmental Solicitor’s Office (DSO) in Northern Ireland, advising the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), particularly on Brexit related matters. Una has been working in the environmental field for 9 years after returning to education to study for a masters in environmental law and sustainable development. Prior to this, she worked in a number of other legal roles in Dublin, New York and Melbourne.

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