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Dr Jane Rooney

Assistant Professor in International Law


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Assistant Professor in International Law in the Durham Law School  

Biography

Dr Jane Rooney joined Durham Law School as Assistant Professor in International Law in September 2020.

Jane researches the intersections between international, human rights, and public law, in extraterritorial adjudication. She considers the extraterritorial application of human rights, act of state doctrine, and private and public international law frameworks governing extraterritorial adjudication, especially in the UK, across a range of subject matter. At present she is writing on the Extractive Industry and Foreign Security, investigating the UK response to multinational corporate relationships with foreign state security forces and associated human rights violations.

Jane is PI on the British Academy research project, 'Bridging the Local and Global: Women’s Collectives and the ‘Spaces of Action/Reflection’'. It examines the (lack of) archiving of women's experiences and achievements, uncovering the alternative spaces within which women collectives operate to fulfil fundamental goals in the fields of health and education. She is conducting a project, funded by the Society of Legal Scholars entitled ‘Devolution in the UK and International Law’. The project brings together scholars from across the devolved nations to consider the division of competence and responsibility for interpreting and ensuring the implementation of international obligations. 

Previously, she was a Lecturer in Law at Bristol University (2016-2020). 

She was awarded Hauser Global Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University 2020 and is an Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. She is book review editor of the European Human Rights Law Review. She is co-director of Law and Global Justice at Durham.

Teaching and Administration

Jane teaches International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, and EU Constitutional Law. She taught International Criminal Law and UK Public Law at Bristol Law School (2016-2020). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has lectured internationally including at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU, and Hebron University, Palestine.

Jane welcomes PhD applications in public international law and international human rights law.

Selected Grants

2020: Society of Legal Scholars Small Projects and Events Fund (£3000) (with Dr Conor McCormick, Queen’s University, Belfast) ‘Devolution in the UK and International Law’

Research interests

  • Devolution in the UK and International Law
  • Transnational Corporate Liability
  • Human Rights in Armed Conflict
  • Act of State Doctrine
  • Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights

Research groups

  • Human Rights Centre

Publications

Journal Article

  • Rooney, J (2020). Crown Act of State and Detention in Afghanistan. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 71(2): 109-133.
  • Rooney, Jane (2019). Abortion in Northern Ireland: a missed opportunity to consider article 3? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 41(2): 1-4.
  • Rooney, J (2019). Standing and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Modern Law Review 82(3): 525-548.
  • (2019). Extraterritorial Corporate Liability For Environmental Harm: Okpabi v Shell. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 70(1): 157-162.
  • Rooney, J (2019). The Democratic Function of Extraterritorial Human Rights Adjudication. European Human Rights Law Review 626-642
  • Rooney, Jane (2018). The Extraterritorial Application of Constitutional Rights. Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Rooney, Jane (2016). Extraterritorial Derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK. European Human Rights Law Review 2016(6): 656-663
  • Rooney, Jane (2016). A Legal Basis for Non-Arbitrary Detention: Serdar Mohammed v Secretary of State for Defence. Public Law 2016(6): 563-572.
  • Rooney, Jane (2015). The relationship between jurisdiction and attribution after Jaloud v. Netherlands. Netherlands International Law Review 62(3): 407-428.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Rooney, Jane (2020). Abortion in Northern Ireland: The Ewart Judicial Review Judgment. Blog.
  • Rooney, Jane, & McGuinness, Sheelagh (2020). A Legal Landmark in Reproductive Rights: The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020. Blog.
  • Rooney, Jane, & McGuinness, Sheelagh (2020). The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020. Blog.
  • Rooney, Jane (2019). Standing and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
  • Rooney, Jane (2015). 'Clearing the Fog' recommends 'No Fault' Full Compensation. humanrights.ie
  • Rooney, Jane (2015). The High Court of Northern Ireland: Northern Irish Abortion Law Incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. European Futures; Inherently Human; Global Justice Academy
  • Rooney, Jane (2014). Rooney on Hassan v UK: 'symbiotic approaches', 'subsequent practices' and amicus curiae. humanrights.ie
  • Rooney, Jane (2014). Rooney on Hassan v United Kingdom and Extraterritorial Derogations. humanrights.ie
  • Rooney, Jane (2013). The Fog of Juridification, Functionality and Everything Foreign. humanrights.ie