Dr Amina Adanan is a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Law in the School of Law and Criminology in Maynooth University where she teaches and researches in the area of human rights law. She publishes in the areas of international justice and Irish property law. Dr. Amina Adanan’s research interests lie in international law, specifically in the area of domestic prosecutions of international crimes, and the history of international 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. Before beginning a career in academia, Amina worked in the Free Legal Advice Centres and UNICEF Ireland in research, advocacy and administrative capacities.
Dr. Amina Adanan’s research interests lie in the areas of 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 and the history of international law. Amina is interested in receiving PhD proposals in these areas.
|2020||Amina Adanan (2020) ''Universal Declaration of Human Rights and customary international law'' In: The Universal Declaration at 70: A review of successes and challenges. Dublin : Clarus. [Link]|
|2016||Adanan A.; Higgins N. (2016) 'Britain's influence on the regulation of the slave trade in the twentieth century' In: British Influences on International Law, 1915-2015. [DOI]|
|2020||Noelle Higgins, Amina Adanan, David Doyle and Michael Doherty (Ed.). (2020) The Universal Declaration at 70: A review of successes and challenges. Dublin: Clarus, [Link]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2021||Adanan, A (2021) 'Reflecting on the Genocide Convention in its Eighth Decade How Universal Jurisdiction Developed over Genocide'. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 19 :1039-1065. [DOI]|
|2021||Adanan, A (2021) 'United Kingdom Policy Towards Universal Jurisdiction Since the Post-War Period'. International Criminal Law Review, 21 :1025-1063. [DOI]|
|2014||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.|
|2019||Amina Adanan (2019) DBEI ILO NUI Conference Marking the centenary of the International Labour Organization: The Declaration of Philadelphia Revisited Role of Rapporteur for workshop on 'Sustainable and Decent Advancement for All' [Link]|
|2021||Avril Brandon, Amina Adanan, David Doyle, Joe Garrihy and Denis Bracken (2021) Exploring the rights and experiences of migrant and minority ethnic groups in the penal system in Ireland. [Blog] [Link]|
|2019||Amina Adanan (2019) 'Reflecting on the Genocide Convention at 70: How genocide became a crime subject to universal jurisdiction'. [Blog] [Link]|
|2019||Amina Adanan and Jean Molloy (2019) ‘The use of extraterritorial jurisdiction to prosecute returning foreign fighters’. [Blog] [Link]|
|2016||Amina Adanan (2016) Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors. [Blog] [Link]|
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Honors and Awards
Dr. Amina Adanan teaches International Criminal Law on the Masters programmes in the Law Department and Property Law and Fundamental Rights in Ireland to undergraduate BCL students. Since joining the Law Department in 2017, Amina has also taught International Human Rights Law on the Masters programmes and Constitutional Law on the undergraduate law programmes. Prior to joining Maynooth University, Amina lectured in NUI Galway, DCU and in the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland. Amina has an interest in Teaching and Learning and is currently studying in the Maynooth University Centre for Teaching and Learning.