Research

detbook 41xQfPmyquL._SY300_ 9781841137025My work concentrates broadly on four areas: terrorism/security and the law, constitutional law, human rights law, and gender and the law. Inevitably these themes sometimes overlap; much of my work on human rights law for example has taken place or develops further the work that I have done in the security/counter-terrorism context. Fundamentally my work is concerned with power and, more particularly, with the ways in which constitutcropped-97811388541301.jpgionalist principles of limited, accountable and transparent power work, especially in situations of strain, emergency or crisis.

My work strives to consider law in context, and almost always adopts a comparative approach drawing insights from comparative constitutional law in imagesCAC510JV Principles-of-Irish-Property-Law-2nd CTJRparticular, but also international law and international human rights law. In some of my work there is an empirical element; for example, the SECILE Project (on EU counter-terrorism) is heavily empirically informed having engaged in a structured manner with dozens of stakeholders.

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