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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 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

The Limits of the Law: Putting Reparations into Practice

Moffett, L., Lawther, C., Gilmore, S. & Lekvall, E., 02 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2019

Reparations At The ICC: Can It Really Serve as a Model?

Moffett, L., 19 Jul 2019, Justice Info.

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageEnglish
PublisherJustice Info
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019

¿Puedan reconciliarse las amnistías y la justicia internacional?

Mallinder, L., Nov 2018, ¿Son compatibles las amnistías y la Corte Penal International?. Reyes Alvarado, Y. (ed.). Universidad Externo de Colombia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Translated title of the contributionCan amnesties and international justice be reconciled?
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication¿Son compatibles las amnistías y la Corte Penal International?
EditorsYesid Reyes Alvarado
PublisherUniversidad Externo de Colombia
ISBN (Print)978-958-790-014-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

What's Law got to do with Human Germline Editing? A blogpost for Social & Legal Studies

Turkmendag, I. & Murphy, T., 12 Jul 2019, Social & Legal Studies.

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageEnglish
TypeBlogpost
PublisherSocial & Legal Studies
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019

The impact of Brexit on unionists

Harvey, C., 28 Jun 2019, Belfast News Letter.

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageEnglish
TypeOpinion piece
PublisherBelfast News Letter
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2019

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