Dr Dug Cubie is the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) and the Programme Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law & Public Policy in the School of Law, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.
Dr Cubie worked for over 10 years in refugee protection and humanitarian action, including with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Nepal and the Republic of Congo, with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Irish Refugee Council in Dublin, the Council of Ministers of the European Union in Brussels, and with Amnesty International in Hong Kong. Dr Cubie’s experience working for the Irish Red Cross’ Indian Ocean Tsunami programmes in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives led directly to his academic research on disaster law. Dr Cubie is a co-editor of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Brill Publishing), and has published extensively on disaster law, humanitarian action, climate change and forced displacement. His monograph, The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire (Hart Publishing, 2017), explored the different legal frameworks for humanitarian assistance.