• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Siobhán Wills joined the Law School and Transitional Justice Institute as Professor of Law  n 2013. She is Course Director of the LLMs in Human Rights and Transitional Justice and Gender, Conflict and Human Rights. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority; a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force; and of the Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee. Her research interests are protection of civilians, peacekeeping, and use of force.In 2015-2016, Siobhán was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to research UN approaches to rules of engagement for peacekeepers that are not engaged in hostilities in an armed conflict.  In 2016-2017 and 2019-2020 Siobhán received grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to make a documentary film, jointly with Prof McLaughlin (QUB), about the legacy impact of use of force by peacekeepers in Haiti and in Brazil.  Prior to her appointment at Ulster University Siobhán was a lecturer at University College Cork and Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.  In 2013 she was the Ariel Sallows Visiting Chair in Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a visiting fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford; the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford; Australia National University; the School of Advanced Studies, University of London; a Fulbright Fellow; a Hauser Global Fellow at the School of Law, New York University; a Fellow on the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School.Her LLB is from the National University of Ireland, 2000; her LLM from Yale Law School, 2001; her DPhil from Oxford University, 2007.

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    It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti. A Commentary on the Film

    Wills, S., 29 Mar 2018, In : Irish Studies in International Affairs 2018. 29, p. 227-235 9 p.

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    Use of Deadly Force by Peacekeepers Operating Outside of Armed Conflict Situations: What Laws Apply?

    Wills, S., 1 Aug 2018, In : Human Rights Quarterly. 40, 3, p. 663-702 39 p.

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  • It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

    Wills, S. & McLaughlin, C., 22 Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press)

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