Delighted to read at the blog of her thesis adviser, our colleague William A. Schabas, that IntLawGrrl Yvonne McDermott has earned her PhD from the National University of Ireland in Galway.
Yvonne successfully defended her dissertation, entitled The Right to a Fair Trial in International Criminal Law. Serving as her examiners at the July 4 session were Schabas, Galway Professor Ray Murphy, Oxford Professor Andrew Ashworth, and Dr Noelle Higgins, a Lecturer and at Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights.
As noted in our welcome post, Yvonne joined IntLawGrrls back in 2010. A year later she joined the faculty of Bangor Law School in Wales, where she is a Lecturer in Law and serves as Director of Teaching and Learning and Deputy Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law. Her research investigates issues of international criminal law, international criminal procedure, human rights, and refugee law. Just this past May, she, Schabas, and Niamh Hayes published The Ashgate Research Companion to International Criminal Law, about which several of the volume’s contributors posted here. IntLawGrrls posts by and about Yvonne are available here and here.