Professor Claire Breen

Claire Breen

Professor (Law)

Qualifications: BCL NUI LLM PhD Nott

About Claire

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 Taught

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.

Recent Publications

  • Breen, C. (2021). We need beach access for everyone, and that includes people with a disability. The Conversation NZ. Retrieved from

  • Breen, C. (2021). The debate over transgender athletes' rights is testing the current limits of science and the law. The Conversation. Retrieved from

  • Breen, C. (2021). With their mother’s Australian citizenship cancelled over alleged ISIS-links, how will NZ deal with her children?. 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

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Children; Human Rights; Law; Youth