BiographyAisling O’Sullivan is a Lecturer in Law at Sussex Law School. She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway (PhD in Human Rights Law), the University of Durham (LLM in International Law) and of the University of Limerick (LLB Law with European Studies). She was previously an Irish Research Council Project researcher in the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway and an Endeavour Research Fellow at the Sydney Centre for International Law, University of Sydney.
Aisling’s research is cross-disciplinary and explores the history of international criminal law and international human rights law through socio-legal approaches and empirical research. She has published in international and national journals on the history of human rights law, the history of international criminal law and on Irish constitutional law, including the International Journal of Human Rights and the Irish Yearbook of International Law.
She is currently working on empirical research on the Ireland v United Kingdom case under the European Convention on Human Rights in collaboration with Professor William A Schabas, Middlesex University. In parallel, she is also exploring a critique of the debate over Immunity of Heads of State before the International Criminal Court.
Sussex Research Online: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Universal Jurisdiction, International Criminal law, History of International law, International Human Rights law, European Convention on Human Rights and State Archival research on Human Rights and Foreign Policy.