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LL.B. (First Class Honours), Queen’s University Belfast
LL.M. in Human Rights Law (Distinction), Queen’s University Belfast
Ph.D., Queen’s University Belfast
Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
PGCHET (Queen's University Belfast)
Ronagh McQuigg obtained a LL.B. with First Class Honours in 2002 and a LL.M. in Human Rights Law with Distinction in 2003, both from Queen’s University Belfast. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2006, also by Queen’s University. Her Ph.D. thesis assessed the effectiveness of international human rights law through a case study of domestic violence. During her Ph.D. studies she was invited by Professor Cees Flinterman of the University of Utrecht to New York to attend meetings of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. In 2006 she provided research assistance on a project assessing the effectiveness of the Equality Commission in relation to Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Ronagh has taught Contract, Equity, Torts, European Law, Property Law, Evidence and Constitutional Law. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008, after being awarded a Certificate in Professional Legal Studies from Queen’s University and having completed her professional training with a leading commercial law firm. She is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and is a peer reviewer for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. Ronagh joined the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, as a lecturer in 2009.
Effectiveness of international human rights law, human rights law in relation to violence against women, United Nations human rights bodies.
International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence (2011, Routledge-Cavendish, London).
'The Victim Test under the Human Rights Act 1998 and its Implications for Domestic Violence Cases', (2011) European Human Rights Law Review 294-303.
'How Effective is the United Nations Committee Against Torture?', (2011) 22 European Journal of International Law 813-828.
‘The European Court of Human Rights and Domestic Violence’, (2010) 5 International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 433-437.
‘A “very limited” effect or a “seismic” impact? A study of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the Courts of Northern Ireland’, (2010) Public Law 551-564.
‘How could Human Rights Law be used by the Courts to assist Victims of Domestic Violence? A Comparative Study’, (2010) 14 International Journal of Human Rights 343-363.
‘The Responses of States to the Comments of the CEDAW Committee on Domestic Violence’, (2007) 11 International Journal of Human Rights 461-479.
‘Thumbnail Sketches of 110 Lords of Appeal in Ordinary’, Appendix to The Judicial House of Lords 1870-2009, edited by Professor Brice Dickson, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper Q.C. and Professor Gavin Drewry, 2009, Oxford University Press.