Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
She was a Visiting Fellow of Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program in 1994. At Columbia University she was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School from 1994 to 1996, and then a visiting professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University from 1996 to 2000. She was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel from 1997 to 1999. Returning to the United States in 2001, she was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University from 2001 to 2002, at University of Minnesota Law School from 2003 to 2004, then returned to Harvard Law School as Visiting Professor from 2012 to 2013.
Ní Aoláin was appointed by the Government of Ireland in December 2000 as a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, for which creation was mandated by the Good Friday Agreement. She was a consultant to the UN Women and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights's Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence, 2011–2012. She is the Chair of the Board of the Open Society Foundations International Women's Program, and was Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law 2014, with Hathaway and Johnson.
She was an executive member of the American Society of International Law from 2009 to 2012, and of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), in Northern Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peace-making in 2003.
She is concurrently professor of law at the University of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, where she teaches international law and international human rights law. She is the founder and currently associate director of the Transitional Justice Institute, and the Dorsey and Whitney Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is married to Oren Gross, Irving Younger professor of law at University of Minnesota Law School.
- Ní Aoláin, The Politics of Force – Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland (Blackstaff Press) (2000), ISBN 978-0856406683
- Ní Aoláin & Gross, Law in Times of Crisis – Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press) (2006), ISBN 978-0521833516. This book was awarded the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for its contribution to creative scholarship.
- Weissbrodt, Ní Aoláin, Fitzpartick, and Nueman, International Human Rights: Law, Policy and Process (2009) (Lexis Pub, 4th ed.) (2009), ISBN 978-1422411735
- Ní Aoláin, Weissbrodt, Rumsey & Others, Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights (LexisNexis, 4th ed.) (2009), ISBN 978-1422411742
- Ni Aoláin, Fionnuala, Hayes & Cahn, On the Frontlines: Women, War and the Post-Conflict Process (2011) (Oxford University Press), ISBN 9780195396652
- Ní Aoláin & Weissbrodt, Development of International Human Rights Law (2013), ISBN 978-1409441298 (Ashgate)
- Ni Aoláin (ed.), Gross (ed.), Guantánamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative Perspective, (Cambridge University Press), (2013), ISBN 978-1107631717
Awards and recognition
- Ní Aoláin was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the Alon Prize, a Robert Schumann Scholarship, and a Lawlor Fellowship.
- Law School University of Minnesota
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (20 April 2015). "The Complexity of Addressing Sexual Violence Experienced by Guantanamo Bay Detainees". Just Security. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin is concurrently the Dorsey and Whitney Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Law at the University of Ulster.
- "Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism". United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- "The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?". Discover. University of Minnesota. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 24 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2014.