Assistant Professor of Human Rights University of Galway
Maeve O’Rourke is an Assistant Professor of Human Rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway, where she is also Programme Director of the Law & Human Rights degree and Director of the Human Rights Law Clinic. Maeve’s expertise concerns social care-related rights protections, gender-sensitive transitional justice methods, and ‘movement lawyering’ for social and climate justice. Maeve co-founded the ‘Clann Project’ and is a member of the ‘Justice for Magdalenes Research’ group; she has been central to efforts to bring about accountability and institutional reforms regarding Ireland’s institutional and family separation abuses. She is also a barrister in England & Wales.