Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain

University of Minnesota Law School

Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society

229 19th Ave. So.

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Associate Director

Shore Road

Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB

Northern Ireland

University of Ulster - Transitional Justice Institute

Director; Professor of Law

Northland Road

Londonderry, BT48 7JL

Ireland

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (American Society of International 2007 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship)

Oren Gross and Fionnuala Ni Aolain, LAW IN TIMES OF CRISES: EMERGENCY POWERS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE, Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law, Cambridge University Press, November 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Mar 2007
Oren Gross and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 611 (28,656)

Abstract:

Emergency powers, war, terrorism, human rights, humanitarian law, international law, national security

Gender, Masculinities and Transition in Conflicted Societies

New England Law Review, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 481, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 481
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 03 Dec 2009
Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
George Washington University - Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 327 (74,348)

Abstract:

gender, masculinity, conflict, peace-building, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, feminism

Gender, Masculinities, and Transition in Conflicted Societies

New England Law Review, Vol. 44, 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Apr 2011
Naomi Cahn, Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Dina Francesca Haynes
George Washington University - Law School, University of Minnesota Law School and New England Law | Boston
Downloads 63 (295,872)

Abstract:

gender, masculinity, conflict, peace-building, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, feminism

3.

Women, Security and the Patriarchy of Internationalized Transitional Justice

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-40
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Oct 2008
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 384 (54,562)

Abstract:

International Law, Human Rights Law, Women

4.

Exploring a Feminist Theory of Harm in the Context of Conflicted and Post-Conflict Societies

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-45
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 317 (67,385)

Abstract:

Gender, Feminist Theory, Harm, International Law, Trauma, Legal Accountability, Transitional Justice, Criminal Justice, Rape, Sexual Violence

5.

Gender and the Rule of Law in Transitional Societies

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 09-02
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2009
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Michael Hamilton
University of Minnesota Law School and University of East Anglia, School of Law
Downloads 290 (70,378)
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Abstract:

gender, rule of law, transitional justice, equality, public/private, social change, conflict, repression

6.

Hamdan and Common Article 3: Did the Supreme Court Get it Right?

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 91, p. 1525, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 287 (80,543)

Abstract:

National Security, Hamdan, War on Terror, Geneva Conventions, Common Article 3, Human Rights

7.

Learning the Lessons: What Feminist Legal Theory Teaches International Human Rights Law and Practice

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-18, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Jun 2009
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 286 (80,262)

Abstract:

gender, rule of law, transitional justice, equality, public/private, social change, conflict, repression

8.

The No-Gaps Approach to Parallel Application in the Context of the War on Terror

Israel Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 563-591, 2007, Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 19-07
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Dec 2007
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 266 (88,389)

Abstract:

no gap approach, parallel application, war, terror, AL Qaed, human rights, humanitarian law,

Gendered Under-Enforcement in the Transitional Justice Context

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-33
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 01 May 2015
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 170 (145,774)

Abstract:

gender, rule of law, transitional justice, equality, public/private, social change, conflict, repression

Gendered Under-Enforcement in the Transitional Justice Context

GENDER IN TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, Buckley-Zistel & Stanley, eds., Palgrave, 2011, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 12-04
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 22 Mar 2012
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 88 (242,842)

Abstract:

Gender underenforcement

10.

Women, Vulnerability and Humanitarian Emergencies

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-27
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 May 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 244 (92,725)

Abstract:

gender, humanitarian intervention, crisis, security, women, violence, international law, human rights, humanitarian assistance

11.

Masculinities and Child Soldiers in Post-Conflict Societies

MASCULINITIES AND LAW: A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH, Frank Cooper, Ann McGinley, eds., NYU Press, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-57
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Apr 2011
Dina Francesca Haynes, Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Naomi Cahn
New England Law | Boston, University of Minnesota Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 225 (111,952)

Abstract:

12.

A Skeptical View of Deference to the Executive in Times of Crisis

Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 545-561, 2008 , Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-43, Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 06-09
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Oren Gross
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 206 (108,181)

Abstract:

executive power, crisis, courts, executive sumpremecy

13.

Gendered Harms and Their Interface with International Criminal Law: Norms, Challenges and Domestication

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-19
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Apr 2013
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 201 (94,593)

Abstract:

Criminal Law, sexual violence, rape, International Criminal Court, law reform, comparative criminal law, feminist legal theory

14.

Gendered Transitional Justice and the Non-State Actor

CONTESTED TRANSITIONS: DILEMMAS OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN COMPARATIVE EXPERIENCE, M. Reed & A. Lyons, eds., Forthcoming, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 10-02, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Mar 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Catherine O'Rourke
University of Minnesota Law School and Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute
Downloads 183 (117,684)

Abstract:

Gender, Transitional Justice, Feminist

15.

The Politics of Force: Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland

Blackstaff Press Belfast (2000) , Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 12-05
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 08 Sep 2012
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 181 (81,742)

Abstract:

Politics of Force, Conflict Management, Northern Ireland

'There is a War Going on You Know' -- Addressing the Complexity of Violence Against Women in Conflicted and Post Conflict Societies

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Monica McWilliams
University of Minnesota Law School and Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute
Downloads 104 (216,727)

Abstract:

Violence against women, conflict, post conflict, societies

'There is a War Going on You Know': Addressing the Complexity of Violence Against Women in Conflicted and Post Conflict Societies

Transitional Justice Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Art. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Sep 2014
Monica McWilliams and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 69 (281,552)

Abstract:

intimate personal violence, rape, war, policing domestic violence

17.

Transforming Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Principles and Practice

Harvard Human Rights Journal, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-02, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 16-03
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2016
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, Catherine O'Rourke and Aisling Swaine
University of Minnesota Law School, Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and The George Washington University
Downloads 156 (157,037)

Abstract:

18.

Returning Home: Women in Post-Conflict Societies

University of Baltimore Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 500, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 500, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-14
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 18 Mar 2010
Naomi Cahn, Dina Francesca Haynes and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
George Washington University - Law School, New England Law | Boston and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 153 (148,095)

Abstract:

refugees, post-conflict, gender, development, human rights, immigration

19.

The Rhetoric of War: Words, Conflict and Categorization Post-9/11

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2014, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-47
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Nov 2014
Oren Gross and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 133 (123,255)

Abstract:

Rhetoric, presidential powers, emergency, derogations, human rights, national security, international law

20.

Gender, Masculinities and Transition in Conflicted Societies

New England Law Review, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-49
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2009
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 132 (145,774)

Abstract:

gender, masculinity, conflict, peace-building, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, feminism

21.

Gender and Humanitarian Disasters

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Oct 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 122 (184,695)

Abstract:

Gender

22.
Downloads 117 (197,871)

Derogation and Transition

Transitional Jurisprudence and the ECHR, Justice, Politics and Rights , Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Dec 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 117 (198,685)

Abstract:

Derogation, transition, international law

Derogation and Transition

TRANSITIONAL JURISPRUDENCE AND THE ECHR, JUSTICE, POLITICS AND RIGHTS, M. Hamilton & A. Buyse, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-66
Posted: 08 Dec 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

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Advancing Women’s Rights in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Proceedings of the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-11
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Feb 2011
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 112 (184,695)

Abstract:

Conflict, Feminism, Transitional Justice, Security Council, Violence

24.

The Gender Politics of Fact-Finding in the Context of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston & Sarah Knuckey eds., Oxford University Press, 2015 Forthcoming), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-31, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 14-08
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 109 (151,228)

Abstract:

Sexual Violence, Rape, Women, Peace, Security, Fact-Finding, Data-Collection, War

25.

'There is a War Going on You Know' — Addressing the Complexity of Violence Against Women in Conflicted and Post Conflict Societies

Journal of Transitional Justice, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-34
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Aug 2013
Monica McWilliams and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 108 (171,952)

Abstract:

domestic violence, war, transitional justice, security, rape, feminist theory, vulnerability, criminal law, law of war

26.

Gendering the Declaration

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-06
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 100 (209,784)

Abstract:

gender, universal declaration, discrimination, drafting history, foundational legal documents, sexism

27.

The Politics of Force: Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland - A Brief Historical Overview

Blackstaff Press Belfast (2000), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-12
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 28 Mar 2012
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 98 (184,695)

Abstract:

conflict management, Northern Ireland, national security

28.

Linking Gender Security with the Armed Conflict to Peace Continuum

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 11-08
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, Dina Francesca Haynes and Naomi Cahn
University of Minnesota Law School, New England Law | Boston and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 98 (200,461)

Abstract:

gender, security

29.

Women in the Post-Conflict Process: Reviewing the Impact of Recent U.N. Actions in Achieving Gender Centrality

Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 11, p. 217, 2012, New England Law | Boston Research Paper No. 13-10, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-78, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-78, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-32
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 May 2013 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2013
Dina Francesca Haynes, Naomi Cahn and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
New England Law | Boston, George Washington University - Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 78 (197,871)

Abstract:

Gender and conflict, humanitarian law, international women's rights, post conflict reconstruction, gender and war

30.

Through the Looking Glass: Transitional Justice Futures through the Lens of Nationalism, Feminism and Transformative Change

International Journal of Transitional Justice, Forthcoming , Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-48
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2014
Kris Brown and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 48 (285,232)

Abstract:

Transitional Justice, nationalism, feminism, power sharing, consociationalism, memory, identity, conflict, war

31.

Special Courts, Interrogation and the Law: Empirical Research in the State of Exception Post 9/11

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2014
Colm Campbell and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 4 (485,263)

Abstract:

special courts, post 9/11

32.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: Assessing the Role of Consociational Politics in Transitional Justice

Power-Sharing: Empirical and Normative Challenges (Allison McCullough and John McGarry, eds., Routledge, Forthcoming 2017), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-06
Posted: 21 Feb 2017
Kris Brown and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

Transitional Justice, power-sharing, conflict, amnesty, accountability

33.

Moving Slowly to Regulate and Recognize: Human Rights Meets Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 16-10, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-24
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2016
Monica McWilliams and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (185,877)

Abstract:

sexual violence, CEDAW

34.

The Relationship of Political Settlement Analysis to Peacebuilding from a Feminist Perspective

Peacebuilding, Special Issue Forthcoming , Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-02
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Jan 2016
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (292,221)

Abstract:

political settlement, gender, women, peace, security, peace agreements, violence, masculinity

35.

Southern Voices in Transitional Justice: 
A Critical Reflection on Human Rights and Transition

Law’s Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts Essays in Honour of William Twining, Upendra Faxi, Christopher McCrudden, and Abdul Paliwala, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-24,
Posted: 08 Aug 2015
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

Transitional justice, colonialism, rule of law, conflict, universality, cultural relativism, imperialism

36.

The Trial of Terrorism: National Security Courts and Beyond

Routledge Handbook of Terrorism (2016 Forthcoming), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-40
Posted: 02 Nov 2014
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Oren Gross
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

National Security, Military Commissions, Due Process, Exceptionalism, Rules of Evidence

37.

Guantánamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspective

Guantánamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2013,
Posted: 03 Jan 2013
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Oren Gross
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

Military commissions, national security, special courts, separation of powers, AUMF, war on terror, al Qaeda, judiciary

38.

On the Frontline: Gender, War and the Post Conflict Process

ON THE FRONTLINE: GENDER, WAR AND THE POST CONFLICT PROCESS, Oxford University Press, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-20
Posted: 22 Aug 2011
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, Dina Francesca Haynes and Naomi Cahn
University of Minnesota Law School, New England Law | Boston and George Washington University - Law School

Abstract:

gender

On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post Conflict Process

Dina F. Haynes, Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Naomi R. Cahn, ON THE FRONTLINES: GENDER, WAR AND THE POST CONFLICT PROCESS, Oxford University Press, 2011
Posted: 12 May 2011
Dina Francesca Haynes, Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Naomi Cahn
New England Law | Boston, University of Minnesota Law School and George Washington University - Law School

Abstract:

gender, international law, human rights law, post conflict, post conflict reconstruction, democratization, governance, rule of law, institution building, feminist international law

On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post Conflict Process

ON THE FRONTLINES: GENDER, WAR AND THE POST CONFLICT PROCESS, Oxford University Press, November 2011
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2013
Dina Francesca Haynes, Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Naomi Cahn
New England Law | Boston, University of Minnesota Law School and George Washington University - Law School

Abstract:

40.

Gender, Truth and Transition

UCLA Women's Law Journal, Vol. 16, pp. 229-279, 2007
Posted: 14 Jun 2010
Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain and Catherine Turner
University of Minnesota Law School and Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Abstract:

Gender, Truth Commissions, Transitional Justice

41.

Special Courts, Political Violence and the Law: Empirical Research in the State of Exception

Posted: 25 May 2010
Colm Campbell and Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain
Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute and University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

special court, terrorism, insurgency, political violence, military commission, trial, interrogation, miranda, exception, anomie