Dr Amina Adanan

Law

Lecturer

New House
305
(01) 7084569

Biography

Dr. Amina Adanan’s research interests lie in International Law, specifically International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. In 2018, Amina was awarded a Ph.D. in human rights from NUI Galway for her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Allies and enemies, past and present: An analysis of the rationale for the development of universal jurisdiction over serious crimes under international law’. Prior to that Amina completed an MA (International Relations) in DCU and an LL.B and BA International (Legal Science & Italian) in NUI Galway. 

Amina is Chair of the BA (Arts) programme in Maynooth University Department of Law.  

Amina welcomes research proposals in her research areas from prospective Ph.D. candidates.

Research Interests

Dr. Amina Adanan’s research interests lie in International Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. In particular, Amina researches on the prosecution of atrocity crimes at a domestic and international level.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Britain’s Influence on the Regulation of the Slave Trade in the Twentieth Century'
Amina Adanan; Noelle Higgins (2016) 'Britain’s Influence on the Regulation of the Slave Trade in the Twentieth Century' In: Robert McCorquodale and Jean-Pierre Gauci (eds). British Influences on International Law 1915-2015. Netherlands: BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law in Domestic Courts: Can War Crimes be Prosecuted in Ireland?'
Amina Adanan (2014) 'Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law in Domestic Courts: Can War Crimes be Prosecuted in Ireland?'. Irish Yearbook of International Law, 9 :61-87 [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2016 Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors.
Amina Adanan (2016) Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors. Blog [Details]

Case

  Year Publication
2016 Correspondent report on The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v. The Southern African Litigation Centre (867/15) [2016] ZASCA 17.
Amina Adanan (2016) Correspondent report on The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v. The Southern African Litigation Centre (867/15) [2016] ZASCA 17. Case [Details]
2014 Correspondent report on National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v. Southern African Human Rights Litigation Centre and Another [2014] ZACC 30, Constitutional Court of South Africa, 30 October 2014.
Amina Adanan (2014) Correspondent report on National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v. Southern African Human Rights Litigation Centre and Another [2014] ZACC 30, Constitutional Court of South Africa, 30 October 2014. Case [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 EJ Phelan Fellow in International Law National University of Ireland
2014 Doctoral Fellow Irish Centre for Human Rights

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Society of International Law Member 01-JAN-15 /
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member 01-JAN-18 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Law Department Undergraduate Committee Chair of the BA Programme 2017 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 NUI Galway Ph.D. in Human Rights International Law
2009 Dublin City University MA in International Relations International Relations
2007 NUI Galway LL.B Law
2006 NUI Galway BA (International) Legal Science and Italian

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Functional Functional Basic

Teaching Interests

Amina has been working in the Department of Law since 2017, where she has lectured in International Human Rights Law on the LLM programmes, and Land Law, and Constitutional Law, on the undergraduate law programmes. From February 2018, Amina will lecture on Fundamental Rights in Ireland. Prior to joining Maynooth University, Amina lectured in NUI Galway, DCU and in the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland.

Amina welcomes opportunities to teach in the areas of International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law.