Dr Noelle Higgins

Law

Senior Lecturer

New House
303
(+353) 1 708 6235

Biography

Noelle is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She previously worked at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway and at the School of Law and Government, DCU. She has Masters degrees in both Irish and Law and a Higher Diploma in Education. She obtained her PhD on the topic of wars of national liberation and self-determination from NUI Galway. 

Research Interests

Noelle's main research interests are in the fields of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. She has also undertaken research on the topic of legal education. Her current research focuses in particular on cultural rights and cultural cleansing.

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Cultural Defences at the International Criminal Court.
Noelle Higgins (2018) Cultural Defences at the International Criminal Court. UK: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2012 Principles of Irish Human Rights Law.
Noelle Higgins et al (2012) Principles of Irish Human Rights Law. Dublin: Clarus. [Details]
2010 The Use of Force in Wars of National Liberation: The Need for a New Regime - A Study of the South Moluccas and Aceh.
Noelle Higgins (2010) The Use of Force in Wars of National Liberation: The Need for a New Regime - A Study of the South Moluccas and Aceh. The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]
2004 The Approach of International Law to Wars of National Liberation.
Noelle Higgins (2004) The Approach of International Law to Wars of National Liberation. US: The Martin Institute: University of Idaho. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'The Geneva Conventions and Non-International Armed Conflicts'
Noelle Higgins (2019) 'The Geneva Conventions and Non-International Armed Conflicts' In: Seventy Years after the Geneva Conventions. The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]
2018 'The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law of Rebellion: Its Significance to the Current International Humanitarian Law Discourse'
Noelle Higgins, Badar and Amin (2018) 'The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law of Rebellion: Its Significance to the Current International Humanitarian Law Discourse' In: de la Rasilla del Moral and Shahid (eds). New Approaches to the Islamic History of International Law. The Netherlands: Brill. [Details]
2017 'The Use of the Irish Language in the Courts and the Right to Interpretation'
Noelle Higgins and Dorothy Ní Uigín (2017) 'The Use of the Irish Language in the Courts and the Right to Interpretation' In: Liimatainen et al (eds). Legal Translation and Court Interpreting: Ethical Values, Quality, Competence Training. Berlin: Forum für Fachsprachen-Forschung. [Details]
2016 'Britain, universal jurisdiction and the slave trade in the 20th century'
Noelle Higgins and Amina Adanan (2016) 'Britain, universal jurisdiction and the slave trade in the 20th century' In: Robert McCorquodale (eds). British Influences on International Law 1915-2015. The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]
2015 'Damages for the infringement of human rights in Ireland'
Higgins, Noelle (2015) 'Damages for the infringement of human rights in Ireland' In: Jus Comparatum: Damages for Violations of Human Rights. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
2014 'General principles of law in the early jurisprudence of the ICC'
Noelle Higgins and Mohamed Elewa Badar (2014) 'General principles of law in the early jurisprudence of the ICC' In: The International Criminal Court in Search of its Purpose and Identity. UK: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'EU mediation activities outside Europe: The Case of Aceh'
Noelle Higgins (2012) 'EU mediation activities outside Europe: The Case of Aceh' In: Strengthening the EUs Peace Mediation Capacities. Finland: Finnish Institute for International Affairs. [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Human Rights: Ireland and the United Nations'
Noelle Higgins and Dewhurst (2012) 'Human Rights: Ireland and the United Nations' In: Foreign Policy in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan. [Details]
2011 'Conceptualising International Peace Mediation Bring Back the Law'
Noelle Higgins and Daly (2011) 'Conceptualising International Peace Mediation Bring Back the Law' In: International Legal Perspectives. Athens: Atiner. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The Lost Legal System: Pre-Common Law Ireland and Brehon Law'
Noelle Higgins (2011) 'The Lost Legal System: Pre-Common Law Ireland and Brehon Law' In: Legal Theory Practice and Education. Athens: Atiner. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Goll mac Morna - Laoch Connactach na Fiannaíochta agus Ceist an Chúigeachais'
Noelle Higgins (2009) 'Goll mac Morna - Laoch Connactach na Fiannaíochta agus Ceist an Chúigeachais' In: Féilscribhínn in omós Mháirtín Uí Bhriain. Gaillimh: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'The Universal Periodic Review as a Mechanism for Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'
Noelle Higgins (2019) 'The Universal Periodic Review as a Mechanism for Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'. International Journal of Human Rights, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Discussion Interrupted: The Destruction and Protection of Cultural Property under International Law and Islamic Law - the Case of Prosecutor v. Al Mahdi'
Noelle Higgins and Mohamed Badar (2017) 'Discussion Interrupted: The Destruction and Protection of Cultural Property under International Law and Islamic Law - the Case of Prosecutor v. Al Mahdi'. International Criminal Law Review, 17 [Details]
2017 'The Destruction of Cultural Property in Timbuktu: Challenging the ICC War Crime Paradigm'
Noelle Higgins and Badar (2017) 'The Destruction of Cultural Property in Timbuktu: Challenging the ICC War Crime Paradigm'. Europa Ethnica, 3/4 [Details]
2016 'International Human Rights Law and Criminalisation'
Higgins, Noelle and O'Flaherty, Michael (2016) 'International Human Rights Law and Criminalisation'. JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 58 [Details]
2015 'The Benefits of Student-led, Peer-reviewed Journals in Introducing Students to the Academy'
Noelle Higgins, Ní Uigín & McHale (2015) 'The Benefits of Student-led, Peer-reviewed Journals in Introducing Students to the Academy'. Research in Education, 91 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Wars of National Liberation'
Noelle Higgins (2014) 'Wars of National Liberation'. OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 1 [Details]
2014 'Boko Haram, Islamic Law of Rebellion and the ICC'
Noelle Higgins, Badar & Amin (2014) 'Boko Haram, Islamic Law of Rebellion and the ICC'. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW, 3 [Details]
2014 'The Implications of the Mustafić and Nuhanović decisions on peacekeeping troop contributing States'
Noelle Higgins (2014) 'The Implications of the Mustafić and Nuhanović decisions on peacekeeping troop contributing States'. International Criminal Law Review, 14 [Details]
2014 'Advancing the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations: Getting UN Attention via the Universal Periodic Review'
Noelle Higgins (2014) 'Advancing the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations: Getting UN Attention via the Universal Periodic Review'. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 32 [Details]
2012 'Ireland and the Universal Periodic Review: A Two Way Process'
Noelle Higgins & Dewhurst (2012) 'Ireland and the Universal Periodic Review: A Two Way Process'. SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES REVIEW, 1 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Field Trips as Teaching Tools in the Law Curriculum'
Noelle Higgins, Dewhurst & Watkins (2012) 'Field Trips as Teaching Tools in the Law Curriculum'. Research in Education, 88 [Details]
2012 'Field Trips as Short-term Experiential Learning Activities in Legal Education'
Noelle Higgins, Dewhurst & Watkins (2012) 'Field Trips as Short-term Experiential Learning Activities in Legal Education'. Law Teacher, 46 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The First Annual National Moot Court Competition An Appraisal'
Noelle Higgins and Daly (2011) 'The First Annual National Moot Court Competition An Appraisal'. Irish Law Times, 29 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'International Peace Mediation through a Legal Lens'
Noelle Higgins & Daly (2011) 'International Peace Mediation through a Legal Lens'. AUSTRALASIAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, 22 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The Place and Efficacy of Simulations in Legal Education: A Preliminary Examination'
Noelle Higgins & Daly (2011) 'The Place and Efficacy of Simulations in Legal Education: A Preliminary Examination'. ALL IRELAND JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Incorporating Experiential Learning Techniques into Modern Law Curricula: The Case for Moot Courts and Mock Trials'
Noelle Higgins & Daly (2010) 'Incorporating Experiential Learning Techniques into Modern Law Curricula: The Case for Moot Courts and Mock Trials'. Research in Education, 84 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Resolving Armed Conflict: The Acehnese Experience of Mediation'
Noelle Higgins & Daly (2010) 'Resolving Armed Conflict: The Acehnese Experience of Mediation'. US-CHINA LAW REVIEW, 7 [Details]
2009 'Jus ad bellum, Wars of National Liberation and the South Ossetian Conflict'
Noelle Higgins & O'Reilly (2009) 'Jus ad bellum, Wars of National Liberation and the South Ossetian Conflict'. International Criminal Law Review, 9 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The Role of the Russian Federation in the Pridnestrovian Conflict: an International Humanitarian Law Perspective'
Noelle Higgins (2008) 'The Role of the Russian Federation in the Pridnestrovian Conflict: an International Humanitarian Law Perspective'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 19 [Details]
2003 'The Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination with regard to Language'
Noelle Higgins (2003) 'The Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination with regard to Language'. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF LAW, 10 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'The Application of International Humanitarian Law to Wars of National Liberation'
Noelle Higgins (2014) 'The Application of International Humanitarian Law to Wars of National Liberation' Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, 1 . [Details]
2012 'Palestine’s Bid for UN Membership'
Noelle Higgins and Watkins (2012) 'Palestine’s Bid for UN Membership' Near-East Quarterly, 3 . [Details]
2010 'International Peace Mediators and Codes of Conduct: An Analysis'
Noelle Higgins et al (2010) 'International Peace Mediators and Codes of Conduct: An Analysis' Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, 1 . [Details]
2009 'The Regulation of Armed Non-State Actors: Promoting the Application of the Laws of War to Conflicts Involving National Liberation Movements'
Noelle Higgins (2009) 'The Regulation of Armed Non-State Actors: Promoting the Application of the Laws of War to Conflicts Involving National Liberation Movements' Human Rights Brief, 17(1) . [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'The Protection of United Nations and Associated Personnel'
Noelle Higgins (2003) 'The Protection of United Nations and Associated Personnel' Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, 1 . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Damages as Compensation for Human Rights Violations in Ireland
Higgins, N (2016) Damages as Compensation for Human Rights Violations in Ireland DAMAGES FOR VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DOMESTIC LEGAL SYSTEMS , pp.169-191 [DOI] [Details]