Professor 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.


Children; Human Rights; Law; Youth

Recent Publications

  • Breen, C. (2021). What will happen to suspected Kiwi terrorist's children? Expert outlines the potential solutions | Newshub Nation. In HewsHub Nation. Retrieved from

  • Breen, C. (2021). How far should compulsory proof of vaccination go — and what rights do New Zealanders have?. The Conversation. Retrieved from

  • Breen, C. (2021). Wage restraint aims to lift the lowest-earning public servants, but it won't fix stubborn gender and ethnic pay gaps. Retrieved from

  • Breen, C. (2021). Housing as a human right.

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