Fionnuala Ní Aoláin is concurrently the Dorsey and Whitney Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and a professor of law at the University of Ulster's Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of international law, human rights law, national security law, and feminist legal theory. She has published extensively in the fields of emergency powers, conflict regulation, transitional justice, and sex-based violence in times of war. Her most recent book, Law in Times of Crisis (2006), was awarded the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for creative scholarship.
She was a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996–97); and 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.
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