Sarah has a blend of applied and academic experience supporting the fulfilment of international human rights law through international research and advocacy projects. In this capacity she has led and coordinated projects in Europe, southern and eastern Africa and Asia for organisations such as the International Labour Office, The African Child Policy Forum and Cross-European GENOVATE Consortium. It includes varied experience facilitating human rights based change of domestic law and practice by (i) supporting rights-holders to claim their rights and (ii) duty bearers to comply with their international obligations (and commitments to giving effect to the same). Her doctoral research probed peace processes from a juristic, human rights and child rights perspective, as developed in Law of Peace(making) and Children's International Human Rights. Together with her broader applied experience, the findings of this research forged the development of Rights Streams. The project streams reflect Sarah’s particular interest in supporting respect, protection and fulfilment of children’s rights generally and in emergencies, armed conflict and peacemaking specifically. The streams offered aspire to support the process of bringing children’s presence and agency as subject of human rights into being by driving new ways of seeing and acting. Sarah has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland — and is available for human rights related consultancies from January 2019 .
Areas of Interest: International Human Rights Law, Equality and Nondiscrimination, Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights, Human Rights-Based Processes; Intersection of International Human Rights Law with Laws of Emergencies, Armed Conflict and Peacemaking.