Dr. Bríd Ní Ghráinne

Email: brid.nighrainne@mu.ie




Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne is an expert in forced migration, particularly the Law of Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law. She is an Associate Professor at Maynooth University, a Senior Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Prague and the University of Reading; and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative and Internal Displacement Research Programme. Her book, Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law, was published by Oxford University Press in 2022. She has advised the UN, Council of Europe, and various NGOs on the Law of Internally Displaced Persons and is a frequent expert commentator in national and international media. Dr Ní Ghráinne holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, an LLM in Public International Law from Universiteit Leiden, and a BCL (International) from NUI Galway.


  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press 2022) 

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘Complementary Protection and Encampment’ (2021) 21(1) Human Rights Law Review 54.  
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘Safe Zones and the Internal Protection Alternative’ (2020) 69(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 335. 
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, 'Left to Die at Sea: State Responsibility for the May 2015 Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian Pushback Operations', 10 Irish Yearbook of International Law (2017)
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘The “Internal Protection Alternative” and Human Rights Considerations – Irrelevant or Indispensable?’ (2015) 27(1) International Journal of Refugee Law 29. 
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘The UNHCR and Internally Displaced Persons – Protection for Precluding Application of the Refugee Convention?’ (2014) 26(4) International Journal of Refugee Law 536. 

Chapters in books:

  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne and Ben Hudson, ‘The International Organisation for Migration’s Engagement with the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement’, in Megan Bradley, Cathryn Costello, and Angela Sherwood (Eds), IOM Unbound? Obligations and Accountability of the International Organisation for Migration in an Era of Expansion (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press 2022). 
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Teaching Refugee Law with Moot Courts’ in Richard Grimes, Věra Honuskova, Ulrich Stege (Eds), Teaching Migration and Asylum Law: Theory and Practice (Routledge 2021). 
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘Internal Protection Alternative’, in Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam (Eds), Oxford Handbook on International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press 2021). 
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law’ in Satvinder Juss (Ed), Elgar Research Handbook on Refugee Law (Edward Elgar 2019).  
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne, ‘The 2015 Andaman Sea Boat Crisis: Human Rights and Refugee Law Considerations’ in Wolfgang Benedek and Stefan Salomon, Blurring Boundaries: Human Security and Migration (Brill 2017).