Rethinking Law on Human Trafficking

Inaugural lecture of the Law Department by Professor Siobhán Mullally

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21 September 2021

17:00 - 18:30 Italian time


Sala del Consiglio

Villa Salviati- Castle

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Department of Law

The Law Department is opening the academic year with a keynote lecture by Professor Siobhán Mullally. President of the EUI, Professor Renaud Dehousse, will introduce the lecture with a welcoming speech.

Professor Siobhán Mullally, who is a PhD graduate of the EUI, is Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway, and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children. She is also a member of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Standing Committee on Human Rights and of the Expert Advisory Panel on Ireland's membership of the UN Security Council. She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, and was President and member of the Council of Europe treaty monitoring body, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking from 2012-2018. She was a Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission from 2014-2019.

She is the Principal Investigator of the Irish Research Council project on Human Trafficking, Forced Migration and Gender Equality in Uganda, a collaborative research programme with the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University. She is the Senior Legal Expert for Ireland on FRANET, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency multidisciplinary research network. She has worked with UN bodies and international NGOs in many parts of the world and has published widely in the fields of gender, women’s rights, migration, asylum and multiculturalism. Her work has appeared in leading journals, including International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Modern Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and International Journal of Refugee Law.

The Inaugural lecture will be followed by a cocktail for the members of the Law Department. This event is open on premise to the members of the Law Department and can also be attended online by anyone interested, upon registration.


Aurélie Boursier


Prof. Siobhán Mullally (National University of Ireland Galway)


Professor Neha Jain (EUI)

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