Associate Professor Claire Breen


Associate Professor Claire Breen

Claire 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.

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.

She teaches international human rights law and the laws of armed conflict at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr Breen also teaches public international law to undergraduate students.

She 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.

Recent Publications

Reimagining the Responsibility of the Security Council to Maintain International Peace and Security: The Contributions of Jus Post Bellum, Positive Peace and Human Security, PEACE RESEARCH: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, (forthcoming, February 2013).

The Edges of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: The Integration of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into Peace Support Operations, 16 Journal of International Peacekeeping, 2012, 47–83.

The Legal Implications Arising from Economic and Social Reconstruction as an Aspect of Peace Support Operations, 18(2) Peace and Conflict Studies, 2011, 192-233.

Policy and Practice: the United Nation’s Collective Security Regime and the Contribution of the New Zealand Defence Force, 7 New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 2009.

Human Rights Implications for New Zealand's Peace Support Missions, 8 New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review 2008.

Revitalising the United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures Mechanisms as a Means of Achieving and Maintaining International Peace and Security, Max Planck Institute Yearbook of United Nations Law, 2008.

The Policy of Direct Provision in Ireland: A Violation of Asylum-seekers' Right to an Adequate Standard of Housing, 20(4) International Journal of Refugee Law, 2008.

The Necessity of a Role for the ECOSOC in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, 12(2) Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 2007.

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