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Prof. Ursula Kilkelly

Dean of the Law School University College Cork

Ursula Kilkelly is a Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at University College Cork. She is a well-established international children’s rights scholar, having published or edited six books and over 75 articles and book chapters on various aspects of children’s rights and human rights. She has raised close to one million euro in research income from a variety of national and international funders enabling her to lead a body of work on the implementation of children’s rights. At UCC, she founded the Child Law Clinic which enables students to work on real cases to advance children’s rights. She is a member of the Irish Research Council and currently chair of the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Ireland’s national facility for the detention of children referred by the courts.

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