Dr Edel Hughes graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2002 with a BCL (Law and French). She was awarded LLM and PhD degrees in International Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2003 and 2009 respectively. Prior to joining Middlesex University in September 2017, Edel was a senior lecturer in law at the University of East London (2012-2017) and a lecturer in law at the University of Limerick, Ireland (2006-2011).
English, Gaeilge, French, Spanish (intermediate)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Edel currently teaches international human rights law and public law. She is available for MPhil/PhD supervision on topics that come within these areas.
Research Outputs & Interests
Edel's research interests are in the areas of domestic and international human rights law, public international law, and conflict transformation, with a regional interest in Turkey and the Middle East. She has published widely on these areas.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Edel is a member of the council of experts of the London-based NGO Democratic Progress Institute, an organisation that works to broaden bases for public involvement in promoting peace and democracy.
She is also an affiliate of the Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.