Dr Thomas Mohr BA, LLB, MA, PhD
Thomas Mohr is associate professor at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. He is also vice president of the Irish Legal History Society and book review editor of the Irish Jurist, Ireland’s oldest law journal. The subject matter of his published work on Irish legal history ranges from medieval brehon law to the origins of the current Irish Constitution.
His latest monograph is "Guardian of the Treaty - The Privy Council Appeal and Irish Sovereignty" published by Four Courts Press. This book examines the controversial appeal from the Irish courts to the Privy Council in London during the 1920s and 1930s. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was the supreme appellate court of the British Empire in this period. The book examines British intentions that the Privy Council act as the guardian and enforcer of the settlement embodied in the 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty. The conclusion to this work explains why the Privy Council was unsuccessful in protecting this settlement in the 1930s.