Dr. Bríd Ní Ghráinne

Email: 242340@muni.cz​




Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne is a Senior Researcher at the Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. She is also a lecturer on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (distance learning) at the Refugee Law Initiative and an Ad Hoc Associate at Global Security and Disaster Management. From 2014 – 2018, Bríd was a Lecturer at the University of Sheffield where she researched, supervised, and taught in the fields of Public International Law and Forced Migration. She has held visiting lecturer positions at Shandong University, Weihai, China; the University of Helsinki; and the University of Cyprus. 

Bríd’s current research project is entitled ‘Safe Zones in International Law’, and examines the human rights, humanitarian, and refugee law frameworks pertaining to the establishment of safe zones in armed conflict. Bríd has also conducted research on reproductive rights, statelessness, migration at sea, and internally displaced persons. Her work has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Refugee Law, Legal Studies, and the Irish Yearbook of International Law. Bríd was appointed a member of the Council of Europe Expert Working Group on Internally Displaced Persons, and she has acted as a consultant for Greenpeace South Asia, and an Expert for Oxford Analytica.

Bríd completed her doctorate in 2014 at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Guy S. Goodwin Gill. Her research was funded primarily by the National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship. Bríd also holds an LLM cum laude from Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands; a BCL (International) from National University of Ireland, Galway; and diplomas in both Legal French (Law Society of Ireland) and Legal Irish (National University of Ireland, Galway).

Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Bríd worked as a researcher in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and completed a judicial clerkship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

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