Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin

Submitted by Melissa Krassenstein on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:03

Special Rapporteur, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, is a University Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Law.

Ms. Ní Aoláin served as a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996-97). In 2003, she was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peacemaking. In 2011, she was appointed jointly by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and UN WOMEN to prepare a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence. In 2015, she was appointed by the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims to lead an Expert Review on Reparations to victims in the Court’s first case.

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Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism