Research

Research in the Law School

We have a vibrant, active research community which has a long tradition of generating impactful world class research.

The School is widely-acknowledged as one of the leading centres of legal scholarship and research in the UK. It has particular research strengths in public law; constitutional law; corporate governance; commercial law; environmental law; human rights; criminology and criminal justice, as well as common law. 

Our research activities have impacted nationally and internationally through a diverse range of projects ranging from slavery and trafficking, to the Hillsborough disaster, offender reintegration and desistance, and the role of judges in post-conflict settings. Staff have also made valuable contributions to vital public policy discussions in Northern Ireland in areas such as socio-economic rights, reform of criminal justice and policing, and amnesties and truth and prosecution models. Due to the devolved nature of government in Northern Ireland we offer unique opportunities for study and research.

Research Profiles

 reparations team

Dr Luke Moffett

Reparations, Responsibility and Victimhood

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Kieran McEvoy

Professor Kieran McEvoy

Lawyers Conflict & Transition

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Anne Marie McAlinden

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

‘Grooming’ and Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

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Research News

Research Themes

Eleanor Rooesevelt

Human Rights

25 years of Human Rights at Queen's

Supporting human rights in the local and global community.

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Courts of Justice

European and Transnational Legal Studies

A critical approach to the European Union

Exploring European Law and the socio-economic consequences of its legal integration project.

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Health & Human Rights

Law, bioethics and technology

Exploring the synergies between health and human rights.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Exploring the future of justice

Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of crime and justice.

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Recent Journal Articles

Brexit, Agriculture and Northern Ireland's Rural Environment

Jack, B., 15 Jun 2017, (Unpublished) p. 1-12. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Original languageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusUnpublished - 15 Jun 2017
EventBrexit: Charting a Way Forward- a Civil Society Dialogue - Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceBrexit: Charting a Way Forward- a Civil Society Dialogue
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period15/06/201715/06/2017

'Ashes: Whats the Legal Position (Part II)?'

Conway, H., Jan 2019, SAIF Insight: Journal of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors .

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAIF Insight: Journal of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

"Ashes: Whats the Legal Position (Part I)?

Conway, H., Dec 2018, SAIF Insight: Journal of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors .

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAIF Insight: Journal of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Brexit and Environmental Law

Jack, B., 16 Jun 2017, (Unpublished) p. 1-12. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Original languageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusUnpublished - 16 Jun 2017
EventEuropean Parliament: Brexit- Implications for the Environment on the Island of Ireland - Drogheda, Ireland
Duration: 16 Jun 201716 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Parliament: Brexit- Implications for the Environment on the Island of Ireland
CountryIreland
CityDrogheda
Period16/06/201716/06/2017

Why Gbagbo acquittal is a bigger blow for the ICC than the Bemba decision

Moffett, L., 15 Jan 2019, 2 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageEnglish
TypeConversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2019

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