Siobhan Wills


Law
Law
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490 1881
E: siobhan.wills@ucc.ie

Dr Wills' primary research area is public international law, particularly the law of armed conflict, human rights law, and the law relevant to peacekeeping operations. She obtained her LLB from NUIGalway in 2000 (First Class Honours and Ranked First in her Class); her LLM from Yale in 2001 and her doctorate from Oxford University in 2007.  Her book 'Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers' was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.  She spent 2009-2010 as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Law School on the Human Rights Program and at New York University Law School on the Hauser Global Fellowship Program. In October 2010 she was given a President's Early Career Achievement Award. She was appointed Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, (UCC) in November 2010. Prior to her academic career Dr Wills worked in theatre. She has a BA in English from Birmingham University and is a member of both British and Irish Actors' Equity Groups.

Research Interests

Dr Wills' primary research area is public international law, particularly the law of armed conflict, human rights law, and the law relevant to peacekeeping operations. Her book 'Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers' was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.  She spent 2009-2010 as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Law School on the Human Rights Program and at New York University Law School on the Hauser Global Fellowship Program.

Books

YearPublication
(2009)Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers.
Siobhan Wills; (2009) Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers. oxford: Oxford University Press. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2007)'`Occupation Law and Multi-National Operations: Problems and Perspectives¿'
Wills, Siobhan; (2007) '`Occupation Law and Multi-National Operations: Problems and Perspectives¿' In: British Year Book of International Law 2006, Vol 77. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [No details]
(2008)'The Extent of Peace Support Forces `Responsibility to Protect¿ under International Law'
Siobhan Wills; (2008) 'The Extent of Peace Support Forces `Responsibility to Protect¿ under International Law' In: Peace Operations and Human Rights. Routledge: [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'The Legal Characterisation of the Armed Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq: Implications for Protection'
Siobhan Wills; (2011) 'The Legal Characterisation of the Armed Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq: Implications for Protection' [Details]
(2007)'UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo'
Siobhan Wills; (2007) 'UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo' [Details]
(2010)'`The Obligations Due to Former ¿Protected Persons¿ in Conflicts that have Ceased to be International: The People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran'
Wills, Siobhan; (2010) '`The Obligations Due to Former ¿Protected Persons¿ in Conflicts that have Ceased to be International: The People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran' [Details]
(2006)'Occupation Law and Multi-National Operations: Problems and Perspectives'
Siobhan Wills; (2006) 'Occupation Law and Multi-National Operations: Problems and Perspectives' [Details]
(2006)'The Extent of Peace Support Forces `Responsibility to Protect¿ under International Law'
Siobhan Wills; (2006) 'The Extent of Peace Support Forces `Responsibility to Protect¿ under International Law' [Details]
(2004)'Military Interventions on Behalf of Vulnerable Populations: The Legal Responsibilities of States and International Organizations Engaged in Peace Support Operations'
Siobhan Wills; (2004) 'Military Interventions on Behalf of Vulnerable Populations: The Legal Responsibilities of States and International Organizations Engaged in Peace Support Operations' [Details]
(2003)'The Need for Effective Protection of UN Peacekeepers: the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel'
Siobhan Wills; (2003) 'The Need for Effective Protection of UN Peacekeepers: the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel' [Details]
(2003)'Economics, Socio-biology and Women¿s Hedonistic Lives'
Siobhan Wills; (2003) 'Economics, Socio-biology and Women¿s Hedonistic Lives' [Details]
(2002)'Reforming Inheritance Law ¿ Providing for the Non-Marital Family'
Siobhan Wills; (2002) 'Reforming Inheritance Law ¿ Providing for the Non-Marital Family' [Details]
(2002)'Protecting the Rights of Cohabitees - Recommendations for Reform'
Siobhan Wills; (2002) 'Protecting the Rights of Cohabitees - Recommendations for Reform' [Details]
(2001)'A Critique of Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965 (Ireland) and Comparison with the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (UK)'
Siobhan Wills; (2001) 'A Critique of Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965 (Ireland) and Comparison with the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (UK)' [Details]
(2001)'Criminalizing attacks on peacekeepers and the creation of an effective international legal protection'
Siobhan Wills; (2001) 'Criminalizing attacks on peacekeepers and the creation of an effective international legal protection' [Details]
(2001)'The Incorporation of the ECHR into Ireland ¿ A Minimalist Approach'
Siobhan Wills; (2001) 'The Incorporation of the ECHR into Ireland ¿ A Minimalist Approach' [Details]
(2001)'Making Police Accountable'
Siobhan Wills; (2001) 'Making Police Accountable' [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2002)'What Price the Right to Remain?'
Siobhan Wills; (2002) 'What Price the Right to Remain?' The Irish Law Times, 20 (2) :26-32. [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2011)New Perspectives on Conflict and Security: Understanding Civil War and Intrastate Conflict,
Siobhan Wills; (2011) paper. [Invited Oral Presentation], New Perspectives on Conflict and Security: Understanding Civil War and Intrastate Conflict, University of Birmingham , 11-JUL-11 - 12-JUL-11
(2011)Hart Workshop 'Sovereignty',
Siobhan Wills; (2011) Paper. [Oral Presentation], Hart Workshop 'Sovereignty', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies , 27-JUN-11 - 30-JUN-11
(2010)`Human Rights at War: Compliance with the Geneva Conventions in Comparative Perspective¿,
Siobhan Wills; (2010) `Peacekeepers¿ Compliance with International Humanitarian Law¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], `Human Rights at War: Compliance with the Geneva Conventions in Comparative Perspective¿, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, , 11-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10
(2010)`The Legal Characterisation of Armed Conflicts: Implications for Protection¿,
Wills, Siobhan; (2010) Guest Speaker. [Invited Oral Presentation], `The Legal Characterisation of Armed Conflicts: Implications for Protection¿, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard , 10-MAR-10 - 10-MAR-10
(2010)`International Criminal Law and Human Rights: Tensions and Priorities¿,
Open Society Justice Initiative and Harvard Law School; (2010) Closed Roundtable. [Other], `International Criminal Law and Human Rights: Tensions and Priorities¿, Harvard Law School , 12-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10
(2009)`How can the Human Security Network promote the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security?¿,
Wills, Siobhan; (2009) Protection and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict. [Invited Oral Presentation], `How can the Human Security Network promote the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security?¿, Dept Foreign Affairs, Dublin , 26-MAY-09 - 26-MAY-09
(2008)Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: International Perspectives,
Siobhan Wills; (2008) Panel Chair. [Oral Presentation], Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: International Perspectives, University College Cork , 27-JUN-08 - 27-JUN-08
(2008)Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Siobhan Wills; (2008) Paper. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway , 17-OCT-08 - 17-OCT-08

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Royal Irish Academy Travel Grant Royal Irish Academy
2011Visiting Fellow, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Studies, University of London School of Advanced Studies, University of London
2010Fellow on the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School Harvard Law School
2009Hauser Global Research Fellow New York University Law School
2009Fulbright Fellowship Fulbright
2010President's Early Career Achievement Award University College Cork

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
American Society of International Law Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
University Examination Appeals Committee / 2009
Graduate Studies Committee /
Research Committee /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-OCT-06 / 01-DEC-10
Oxford Teaching Assistant01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-06
NUI Galway Lecturer (fixed term)01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-02

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2000NUI Galway LLBLaw
2001Yale LLMLaw
2006Oxford Doctor of PhilosophyLaw

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Law Reform Commission
Consultant Researcher on the Rights and Duties of Cohabitees
Legal Opinion on the United States’ Obligations re the Peoples Mojahedin of Iran in Iraq

Other Activities

 Description

Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Law Faculty, UCC

Teaching Interests

Siobhan is module co-ordinator for the LLM modules in International Humanitarian Law (Law of War: Ius in Bello) and Public International Law and is also the module co-ordinator for International Human Rights Law (year long undergraduate course for students taking a degree in International Development and Food Policy).  All three were new courses which she designed. From 2011-12 Siobhan will also be module co-ordinator for a new LLM course in Law of War: Ius Ad Bellum (Use of Force).
Siobhan also has interests in Property Law and is an examiner for the Law Society of Ireland FE1 examinations in Property.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Public International Law LW1155Public International Law
2014Introduction to Human Rights Law LW2202Introduction to Human Rights Law