Dr. Elvira Domínguez-Redondo (LLB, Dip. Business Management, M.Phil, PhD) is Associate Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London (UK) and Adjunct Lecturer of the Irish Center for Human Rights (NUI Galway, Ireland). She is a member of the Geneva (Switzerland) based think-tank Universal Rights Group.
Elvira is the Programme Leader for the LLM, both at Middlesex University.
In the past, Dr. Domínguez-Redondo held different academic positions, at the Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland); the Irish Centre for Human Rights (NUI University, Ireland); the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain): and University of Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She has worked as a consultant with the Special Rapporteur on torture at the Office of the High Commisisoner for Human Rights (Switzerland).
Dr. Domínguez-Redondo specialises in international law and human rights legal theory. She is the author of two books, "Public Special Procedures of the UN Commission on Human Rights" and " Minority Rigths in Asia" (co-authored with Prof. J Castellino). Dr. Domínguez-Redondo has written a wide range of articles on international law and human rights topics for academic journals. Her current research focuses on the best strategies for the promotion and protection of human rights within International Organisations, the interlinkage between peace, development and human rights, the co-existence of multiple human rights mechanisms dealing with human rights communications at UN level, and territorial disputes in East-Asia. In addition to the Middlesex e-repository, the text of her publications can be found in the Websites of academia.edu and ssrn.
Dr. Domínguez-Redondo has been one of the five independent experts from the Americas and Europe to carry out an Observation Mission on the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico. The final report (in Spanish and English) can be found here. She has participated in the European Union-China, Irish-Chinese and German-Chinese human rights dialogues. She was also engaged with the Latin-American and European Human Rights Network. Among other projects under her responsibility she led the British Council DelPHE-Iraq project implementing the first Human Rights Masters programme in Iraq, at Duhok University.
She has delivered lectures, capacity building courses and conference papers to governmental and non-govermental audiences in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Brussels, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Malta Mexico, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Middlesex students interested in applying for internships to work with the Universal Rights Group in Geneva, Switzerland, can contact Dr. Domínguez-Redondo by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full CV of Dr. Domínguez Redondo is available here .
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Dr. Elvira Domínguez-Redondo's teaching experience includes the design, module leadership and delivery of two of Middlesex LLM modules: International Organizations and Settelement of Conflicts and International Human Rights Law. During her time at Middlesex she has designed syllabi and has undertaken module leaderships for: Public InternationalLaw, two different undergraduate Human Rights modules and International Commercial Arbitration.
Working at other institutions Dr. Elvira Domínguez Redondo has also participated in the design of new curricula and the delivery of modules on: Consular and Diplomatic Law; European Union Law; Forensic Practice in the Investigation of Torture; United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms; Politics of Human Rights; European System of Protection for Human Rights; Inter-American system of Protection for Human Rights; Reservations to Treaties; Minority Rights and International Humanitarian Law.
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Bernaz, Nadia and Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira (2015) Guest post: General Court of the European Union annuls the EU-Morocco Free Trade Agreement on human rights grounds but forgets self-determination. Opinio Juris . ISSN 2326-0386
Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira (2015) History of the special procedures: a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach to human rights implementation. In: United Nations Special Procedures. Freedman, Rosa and Murphy, Threrese and Nolan, Aoife , eds. Brill. (Accepted/In press)
Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira (2014) Human rights through the backdoor: the contribution of special procedures to the normative development of international human rights law. In: Towards Coherence in International Human Rights Law: Approaches of Regional and International Systems. Buckley, Carla and Donald, Alice and Leach, Philip , eds. Brill/Nijhoff. (Accepted/In press)
Baeyens Caro, Angelita and Openshaw, Eleanor and Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira and Figari Layús, Rosario (2015) In defense of life: Civil Observation Mission (MOC) report on the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico 2015 = En defensa de la vida: conclusiones de la Misión de Observación Civil sobre la situación de las personas defensoras en México 2015. Comision Mexicana para la Promocion y Proteccion de los Derechos Humanos, Mexico.
Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira and Mcmahon, Edward (2015) More honey than vinegar: peer review as a middle ground between universalism and national sovereignty. Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 51 . pp. 61-97. ISSN 0069-0058
(December 2010-March 2012) Delphe-Iraq Project, funded by the British Council. Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building in Higher Education. A Joint initiative with Univeristy of Duhok, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Budget: £45,000. Main Outcome: Creation of the first Human Rights LLM in Iraq.
(Octover 2009) Intercultural experiences: Public policies, conflicts and human rights. Funded by Banco Santander, Due Process of Law Foundation and Local Government of Huancayo. International Seminar Organized by IDL (Peru) and Middlesex University (UK), at Huancayo (Peru) 5 & 6 Ocotber 2009 and Lima (Peru) on 7 October 2009. Budget: £15,000. Main Outcome: Establishing a platform for the discussion of indgenous rights between all relevant actors at a time of high tensions in Peru, with great media impact
2007-2009: Research Grant (£7500) by the British Academy for the project UN Special Procedures and the Human Rights Council: determining the agenda in relation to an empirical study of the effects of such procedures in India and China. Main outcome: presentation of preliminary conclusions at the IVR 24th World Congress, Global Harmony and Rule of Law, Beijing (China); publication of an article on the Chinese Journal of International Law and New Zealand Law Review.
2005 to 2006: Postodoctoral Fellowship (one year), funded by the Irish Research Council for Social Sciences & Humanities, Dublin, Ireland. Main outcome: article published in Human Rights Law Journal and basis for article published in the Netherlands Quarterly on Human Rights.
2004: Associate Researcher (€6,000) Minority Rights in Asia, funded by the Irish Research Council for Social Sciences & Humanities, Dublin Ireland. Main outcome: Book Minority Rights in Asia, OUP 2005
2001: Research Scholarship (€6,000) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct research at the Max Plank Institute for Public Comparative & International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. Main outcome: completion of doctoral thesis.
1997-2001: Research Scholarship-Teaching Assistant, funded by the Foundation Carlos III de Madrid. Main outcome: acquisition of teaching experience and funds to complete doctoral thesis.
Independent expert of the Mission of Observation on the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico with the Mexican Commission for the Defense of Human Rights.
Member of the Advisory Committee of Universal Rights Group (President,Nobel Price Laureate Ramos-Horta) an independent think-tank dedicated to international human rights policy. The Universal Rights Group's goal is to generate progress towards the full realization of the rights and freedoms contained in the universal human rights instruments through solutions-based policy research and forward-looking policy prescription, and through offering a respected platform for information-sharing and dialogues. Dr. Domínguez-Redondo is also the main reviewer and co-author of reports currently under preparation by Universal Rights Group on Special Procedures and on human rights communications.
Member of the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (2007 to date). Dr. Domínguez-Redondo organised and moderated the meeting at Middlesex University called by the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law and the International Observatory of the Human Rights to Peace, where the 'London Declaration on the Right to Peace' was adopted on 23 May 2013. The document was used as part of the efforts to lobby States members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to renew the mandate on the Working Group on the Human Right to Peace, a United Nations governmental body with the mandate to negotiate the adoption of a United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace. This was achieved in June 2013 during the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Adjunct Lecturer of the Irish Center for Human Rights, NUI Galway, Ireland (2007 to date)
Co-ordinator of the DelPHE Iraq programme resulting on the creation of the first LLM on Human Rights in Iraq (in partnership with Duhok University) (2010-2012)
Consultant of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Office of the HIgh Commissioner for Human Rights (2003)
Judge of the 13th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, American University, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, USA (May 2008)
Judge for the UK rounds of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, February 2013.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Women and Armed Observatory, The Galizan Institute for International Security and Peace Studies (IGESIP) (2007-to date)
Member, Board of Editors, Revista Iberoamericana de Derechos Humanos (2004 to date)
Member Board of Editors (founders) of Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internationales (http://www.reei.org/) (2000-2003)
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, UK
External examiner at Chester University (LLM), UK
External examiner Maastricht University (PhD), The Netherlands
Member of the Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations(2000 to date)
Member of the selection team for the section ' Spanish Judicial Decisions in Public International Law' in the Spanish Yearbook of International Law (1998 to 2002, vols VI-VIII)