Victoria graduated top of her class from Maynooth University’s first cohort of BCL Law and Criminology student in 2020. During her undergraduate degree, she received a research award from the law department for her research contributions in 2020. She continued her studies by undertaking an LL.M. in International Human Rights and Public Policy in University College Cork. Her LL.M. thesis explored the right to legal advice and assistance for international applicants in Ireland. She has worked in the field of Immigration law and research on several projects with various non-governmental organisations. Her interests include advocacy, human rights, and refugee law. She was offered a John and Pat Hume Scholarship and awarded the Maynooth Law Department Doctoral Scholarship in 2021 to undertake my PhD research in the area of Refugee Law under the supervision of Dr. Cliodhna Murphy.


  • Early Legal Advice and Assistance for International Protection Applicants in Ireland’, Victoria Oluwatobi Isa Daniel, CCJHR Working Paper No.16 (February 2022)
  • “Migrants in Our Common House: Responding with Care – Ireland’s Response to the Ukrainian Crisis” in association with Social Justice Ireland. This is a policy brief examines Irelands response to the Ukrainian crisis. The piece explores the crises in Ireland and abroad, the concerns of inequality and discrimination from Irelands response and the possibility of a new blueprint which is an improved to the existing international protection system for displaces persons.

Presentations & Outputs

Outputs/impacts of work with the RLI
Other Presentations
  • ‘Early Legal Advice and Assistance for International Protection Applicants’ Presented at University College Cork: Refugee Week 10th February 2022 (completed)
  • ‘The Benefits and Barriers of the current provision Legal Advice and Assistance for Irish International Protection Applicants” Presented at NUIG All Ireland PhD conference 10th May 2022 
  • Discussion Panel member for International Refugee Day seminar hosted by Deloitte Ireland 20th June 2022