Dr Claire Breen

Professor (Law)

Qualifications: BCL NUI LLM PhD Nott

About Me

Dr Breen holds a BCL from the National University of Ireland (University College Cork). She also holds an LLM (International Law) and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.

Papers I Teach

Research Interests

  • Public Law & Social Justice
  • International Law

Claire Breen’s current research interests focus upon the confluence of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, with a particular interest in States' legal obligations arising from post-conflict reconstruction. Dr Breen has previously published extensively in the area of children's rights.

Dr Breen is currently supervising doctoral candidates and has supervised LLM students in the past. She continues to welcome applications for doctoral and graduate supervision for any subject within international human rights law, international humanitarian law and the laws relating to peace operations.


Human Rights; Law

Recent Publications

  • Breen, C. (2019). Article 15: The Rights to Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly. In The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child A Commentary (pp. 517-550). Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

  • Breen, C. (2019). The Ageing of Article 2(1): The Child’s Right to be Free from Age-Based Discrimination.. In M. Skivenes, & K. H. Søvig (Eds.), Child Rights and International Discrimination Law Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (pp. 55-69). Routledge Research in International Law.

  • Breen, C. (2019). Child morbidity and mortality data as measures of the human rights obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the child's right to health. In GEIG Annual Conference 2019, Perspectives on Ecological Integrity in Science and Law. Trieste, Italy.

  • Breen, C. M. (2017). [Review of Human rights in New Zealand: Emerging faultlines by Judy McGregor, Sylvia Bell and Margaret Wilson]. New Zealand Law Journal, (4), 139-140.

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Contact Details

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Breen, Prof Claire 6037 cbreen N.4.12 Law, Faculty of

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