Research Profile

Ursula Kilkelly

Biography

Ursula Kilkelly (BA, LLM, PhD) is a professor of law with an established profile in children's rights and youth justice. At UCC, she is Head of the College of Business and Law.

Ursula's research area is international children's rights law, with a focus on legal implementation of international children's rights standards. She has additional expertise in youth justice and detention and has published and researched widely in these areas.  She is currently editor, with Professor Lesley McAra of Edinburgh University, of Youth Justice, the Sage journal. 

At UCC, Ursula teaches International Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice on the LLM in Children's Rights and Family Law and supervises both LLM and PhD students in these areas. Her research team undertakes commissioned and awarded research.

In June 2019, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs re-appointed Ursula for a second term as Chairperson of the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Ireland's national facility for the detention of children referred by the courts.

Ursula is also a member of the Board of the Irish Research Council, having been re-appointed in 2019 for a further three years.  

Ursula is a member of the Board of the Irish Management Institute, a UCC subsidiary that is Ireland's leading provider of executive education and she has responsibility within UCC for the integration of IMI into the University. As Head of College, Ursula provides leadership to both Cork University Business School and the School of Law in all areas of University strategy.

Ursula can be followed on
twitter @ukilkelly.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2008)Children's Rights in Ireland: Law, Policy and Practice, 2008.
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) Children's Rights in Ireland: Law, Policy and Practice, 2008. Dublin: Tottel Publishing. [Details]
(2006)Youth Justice in Ireland: Tough Lives, Rough Justice.
Kilkelly, U.,; (2006) Youth Justice in Ireland: Tough Lives, Rough Justice. : Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2001)The Right to Respect for Private and Family Life: A Guide to the Implementation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) The Right to Respect for Private and Family Life: A Guide to the Implementation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. : Council of Europe. [Details]
(1999)The Child and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Kilkelly, U.; (1999) The Child and the European Convention on Human Rights. : Ashgate Publishers. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Independent oversight and monitoring: advancing the rights of children deprived of their liberty'
Kilkelly, U and Forde, L (2020) 'Independent oversight and monitoring: advancing the rights of children deprived of their liberty' In: O'Brien, W and Foussard, C (eds). Violence against Children in the Criminal Justice System: Global Perspectives on Prevention. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'The Health Rights of Children'
Kilkelly, U (2020) 'The Health Rights of Children' In: Todres, J and King, S (eds). Oxford Handbook of Children’s Rights Law. USA: Oxford. [Details]
(2018)'Child-friendly justice: past, present and future'
Liefaard, T and Kilkelly, U (2018) 'Child-friendly justice: past, present and future' In: Goldson, B (eds). Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2017)'Commentary on Gas and Dubois v France'
Kilkelly, U (2017) 'Commentary on Gas and Dubois v France' In: REWRITING CHILDREN'S RIGHTS JUDGMENTS: FROM ACADEMIC VISION TO NEW PRACTICE. PORTLAND: HART PUBL. [Details]
(2017)'Human rights law and juvenile justice Emerging law and practice'
Kilkelly, U;Forde, L (2017) 'Human rights law and juvenile justice Emerging law and practice' In: ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF CRIMINOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'The Convention on the Rights of the Child after Twenty-five Years: Challenges of Content and Implementation'
Ursula Kilkelly (2017) 'The Convention on the Rights of the Child after Twenty-five Years: Challenges of Content and Implementation' In: Martin D Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali, Michael Freeman (eds). Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2017)'Children's rights under regional human rights law - A tale of harmonisation?'
Nolan A.;Kilkelly U. (2017) 'Children's rights under regional human rights law - A tale of harmonisation?' In: Buckley, Donald and Leach (eds). Harmonisation of International Human Rights Law. London: Brill. [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Human Rights Law and Juvenile Justice: Emerging Law and Practice'
Kilkelly, U. & Forde, L. (2016) 'Human Rights Law and Juvenile Justice: Emerging Law and Practice' In: The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. London and Newton: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Health and Children's Rights'
Kilkelly, U. (2015) 'Health and Children's Rights' In: Wouter Vandenhole, Ellen Desmet, Didier Reynaert, Sara Lembrechts (eds). The Routledge International Handbook of Children's Rights Studies. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'The CRC in litigation under the ECHR: The CRC and the ECHR: The contribution of the european court of human rights to the implementation of article 12 of the CRC'
Kilkelly U. (2015) 'The CRC in litigation under the ECHR: The CRC and the ECHR: The contribution of the european court of human rights to the implementation of article 12 of the CRC' In: Litigating the Rights of the Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Domestic and International Jurisprudence. [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The CRC in Litigation under the ECHR'
Kilkelly, U. (2014) 'The CRC in Litigation under the ECHR' In: Ton Liefaard and Jaap E Doek (eds). Litigating the Rights of the Child. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
(2013)'Dignity and Child-friendly Justice: Child Rights Standard Setting from the Council of Europe'
Kilkelly, U. (2013) 'Dignity and Child-friendly Justice: Child Rights Standard Setting from the Council of Europe' In: JH de Graaf, C Mak, PJ Montanus, FK van Wijk (eds). Rechten van het Kind en Waardigheid (Children's Rights and Dignity). The Netherlands: Arsaequi. [Details]
(2013)'Using the convention on the rights of the child in law and policy: Two ways to improve compliance'
Kilkelly U. (2013) 'Using the convention on the rights of the child in law and policy: Two ways to improve compliance' In: The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation. [Details]
(2013)'The child's right to religious freedom in international law: The search for meaning'
Kilkelly U. (2013) 'The child's right to religious freedom in international law: The search for meaning' In: What is Right for Children?: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights. [Details]
(2013)'Rewriting v UK: Building on a Ground-Breaking Standard'
Kilkelly, U. (2013) 'Rewriting v UK: Building on a Ground-Breaking Standard' In: Eva Brems (eds). Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Communicating with Children and their Families'
Kilkelly, U. and Savage, E. (2012) 'Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Communicating with Children and their Families' In: Communication Skills for Children's Nurses. Berkshire: Mcgraw Hill Education. [Details]
(2012)'Children’s rights in child protection: Identifying the bottom line in critical times'
Kilkelly, Ursula (2012) 'Children’s rights in child protection: Identifying the bottom line in critical times' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law and Policy: Two Ways to Improve Compliance'
Kilkelly, U (2011) 'Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law and Policy: Two Ways to Improve Compliance' In: HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN: FROM VISIONS TO IMPLEMENTATION. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
(2011)'Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law and Policy: Two Ways to Improve Compliance'
Ursula Kilkelly (2011) 'Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law and Policy: Two Ways to Improve Compliance' In: Antonella Invernizzi and Jane Williams (eds). The Human Rights of Children From Visions to Implementation. England: Ashgate. [Details]
(2009)'The child's right to religious freedom in international law: The search for meaning'
Kilkelly U. (2009) 'The child's right to religious freedom in international law: The search for meaning' In: What is Right for Children?: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights. [Details]
(2009)'Rewriting v v. United Kingdom: Building on a ground-breaking standard'
Kilkelly U. (2009) 'Rewriting v v. United Kingdom: Building on a ground-breaking standard' In: Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR. [DOI] [Details]
(2009)''Article 8: The Right to Respect for Private and Family Life, Home and Correspondence'
Kilkelly, U.; (2009) ''Article 8: The Right to Respect for Private and Family Life, Home and Correspondence' In: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
(2009)'Child Law and the ECHR: issues of Family Life, Adoption and Contact'
Kilkelly, U.; (2009) 'Child Law and the ECHR: issues of Family Life, Adoption and Contact' In: ECHR and Irish Law, 2nd Ed. Bristol: Jordans. [Details]
(2008)''Annual Review of International Law 2006''
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) ''Annual Review of International Law 2006'' In: International Survey of Family Law 2008 Edition. Bristol: Family Law. [Details]
(2007)'North South Developments 2007'
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) 'North South Developments 2007' In: The Irish Yearbook of International Law Vol 1 2007. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2007)''Complicated Childhood: the rights of children in committed relationships'
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) ''Complicated Childhood: the rights of children in committed relationships' In: Committed Relationships and the Law. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2007)''Annual Review of International Law 2005'
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) ''Annual Review of International Law 2005' In: International Survey of Family Law 2007 Edition. Bristol: Family Law. [Details]
(2006)'North South Developments 2006'
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) 'North South Developments 2006' In: The Irish Yearbook of International Law Vol 1 2006. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2006)'Annual Review of International Family Law'
Kilkelly, U.,; (2006) 'Annual Review of International Family Law' In: The International Survey of Family Law 2006 Edition. [Details]
(2005)'Annual Review of International Family Law'
Kilkelly, U.,; (2005) 'Annual Review of International Family Law' In: The International Survey of Family Law 2005 Edition. [Details]
(2005)'Strengthening the framework for enforcing children's rights: an integrated approach'
Kilkelly, U.; (2005) 'Strengthening the framework for enforcing children's rights: an integrated approach' In: 'Children's Human Rights - Progress and Challenges for Children Worldwide'. EU: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
(2004)'Annual Review of International Family Law'
Kilkelly, U.,; (2004) 'Annual Review of International Family Law' In: The International Survey of Family Law 2004 Edition. [Details]
(2004)'Child and Family Law'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2004) 'Child and Family Law' In: ECHR and Irish law. [Details]
(2002)'Disability and Children: the Convention on the Rights of the Child'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2002) 'Disability and Children: the Convention on the Rights of the Child' In: Human Rights and Disability: the current use and future potential of the UN human rights instruments in the context of disability. [Details]
(2001)'The Human Rights Act and Issues for Health Care'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2001) 'The Human Rights Act and Issues for Health Care' In: Fragile: Handle with Care: Protecting Babies from Harm. [Details]
(2000)''The Protection of Children's Rights in Ireland: Monitoring the Monitoring Process of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child''
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2000) ''The Protection of Children's Rights in Ireland: Monitoring the Monitoring Process of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child'' In: Irish Human Rights Review 2000. [Details]
(2000)'The Impact of the Children's Convention on the European Convention on Human rights'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2000) 'The Impact of the Children's Convention on the European Convention on Human rights' In: Revisiting Children's Rights: Ten Years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Dordrecht: Kluwer. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)International Human Rights of Children
Kilkelly, U and Liefaard, T (Ed.). (2019) International Human Rights of Children London: Springer. [Details]
(2010)Regulatory Crime in Ireland
Kilkelly, U and Kilcommins, S (Ed.). (2010) Regulatory Crime in Ireland Regulatory Crime in Ireland. Dublin: Firstlaw. [Details]
(2009)ECHR and Irish Law 2nd Edition
Kilkelly, U (Ed.). (2009) ECHR and Irish Law 2nd Edition ECHR and Irish Law 2nd Edition. Bristol: Jordan Publishing. [Details]
(2004)ECHR and Irish Law
Ursula Kilkelly (Ed.). (2004) ECHR and Irish Law ECHR and Irish Law. Bristol: Jordans. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'The UN convention on the rights of the child: incremental and transformative approaches to legal implementation'
Kilkelly, U (2019) 'The UN convention on the rights of the child: incremental and transformative approaches to legal implementation'. The International Journal of Human Rights, 23 :323-337 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood'
R. Bensted, D. S. Hargreaves, J. Lombard, U. Kilkelly and R. M. Viner (2015) 'Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood'. Child Care Health and Development, 41 (1):160-165 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood and early/late adolescence: analysis of cross-sectional data from eight countries in the Council of Europe Child-friendly Healthcare Survey, 2011'
Bensted, R,Hargreaves, DS,Lombard, J,Kilkelly, U,Viner, RM (2015) 'Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood and early/late adolescence: analysis of cross-sectional data from eight countries in the Council of Europe Child-friendly Healthcare Survey, 2011'. Child Care Health and Development, 41 :160-165 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'O’Keeffe v Ireland and the duty of the state to identify and prevent child abuse'
Conor O'Mahony and Ursula Kilkelly (2014) 'O’Keeffe v Ireland and the duty of the state to identify and prevent child abuse'. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 36 (3):320-329   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Divering or Emerging from Law? The Practice of Youth Justice in Ireland'
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) 'Divering or Emerging from Law? The Practice of Youth Justice in Ireland'. Youth Justice: An International Journal, 14 (3):212-225 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'International human rights standards and child imprisonment: Potentialities and limitations'
Kilkelly U.;Goldson B. (2013) 'International human rights standards and child imprisonment: Potentialities and limitations'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 (2):345-371 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'International human rights standards and child imprisonment: Potentialities and limitations'
Goldson, Barry and Kilkelly, Ursula (2013) 'International human rights standards and child imprisonment: Potentialities and limitations'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 (2):345-371 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Incorporation of the united nations convention on the rights of the child in law: A comparative review'
Kilkelly U.;Lundy L.;Byrne B. (2013) 'Incorporation of the united nations convention on the rights of the child in law: A comparative review'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 (3):442-463 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law: A Comparative Review'
Ursula Kilkelly, Laura Lundy, Bronagh Byrne (2013) 'Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law: A Comparative Review'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 (3):442-462 [Details]
(2012)'Learning Lessons from the Past: Legal Issues arising from Ireland's Child Abuse Reports'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2012) 'Learning Lessons from the Past: Legal Issues arising from Ireland's Child Abuse Reports'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 12 (1):8-24 [Details]
(2011)'Protecting Children's Rights under the ECHR: The Role of Positive Obligations'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2011) 'Protecting Children's Rights under the ECHR: The Role of Positive Obligations'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 61 (3):245-261 [Details]
(2011)'Policing, young people, diversion and accountability in Ireland'
Kilkelly, U; (2011) 'Policing, young people, diversion and accountability in Ireland'. Crime Law And Social Change, 55 :133-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'CHILD-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE: DELIVERING ON THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD'
Donnelly, M,Kilkelly, U; (2011) 'CHILD-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE: DELIVERING ON THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD'. Medical Law Review, 19 :27-54 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'CHILD-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE: DELIVERING ON THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD'
Donnelly, M;Kilkelly, U (2011) 'CHILD-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE: DELIVERING ON THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD'. Medical Law Review, 19 :27-54 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Policing, young people, diversion and accountability in Ireland'
Kilkelly, U (2011) 'Policing, young people, diversion and accountability in Ireland'. Crime Law And Social Change, 55 :133-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The CRC at 21: Assessing the Legal Impact'
Ursula Kilkelly; (2011) 'The CRC at 21: Assessing the Legal Impact'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 62 (2):143-152 [Details]
(2011)'Participation in healthcare: The views and experiences of children and young people'
Kilkelly U.;Donnelly M. (2011) 'Participation in healthcare: The views and experiences of children and young people'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 19 (1):107-125 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Child friendly healthcare: delivering on the right to be heard'
Mary Donnelly Ursula Kilkelly; (2011) 'Child friendly healthcare: delivering on the right to be heard'. Medical Law Review, 19 (1):27-54 [Details]
(2011)'Policing, Young People, Diversion and Accountability'
Kilkelly, U. (2011) 'Policing, Young People, Diversion and Accountability'. Crime Law And Social Change, 55 [Details]
(2010)'In Re B: Adoption, Discrimination and the Best Interests of the Child'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2010) 'In Re B: Adoption, Discrimination and the Best Interests of the Child'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 22 (1):115-130 [Details]
(2010)'Promoting Children's Rights: Positive Obligations and the ECHR'
Ursula Kilkelly; (2010) 'Promoting Children's Rights: Positive Obligations and the ECHR'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 61 (3):245-261 [Details]
(2010)'Participation in Healthcare: the views and experiences of children and young people'
Kilkelly, U. & Donnelly, M. (2010) 'Participation in Healthcare: the views and experiences of children and young people'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 19 :1-25 [Details]
(2008)'Youth Justice and Children's Rights: Measuring Compliance with International Standards'
Ursula Kilkelly (2008) 'Youth Justice and Children's Rights: Measuring Compliance with International Standards'. Youth Justice: An International Journal, 8 (3):187-182 [Details]
(2008)'Youth Courts and Children's Rights: the Irish Experience'
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) 'Youth Courts and Children's Rights: the Irish Experience'. Youth Justice: An International Journal, [Details]
(2008)'Human Rights in Irish Prisons'
Kilkelly, U. and C Hamilton; (2008) 'Human Rights in Irish Prisons'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, [Details]
(2007)'Reform of Youth Justice in Ireland: the 'new' Children Act 2001'
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) 'Reform of Youth Justice in Ireland: the 'new' Children Act 2001'. Irish Criminal Law Journal 2, [Details]
(2007)'The Proposed Children's Rights Amendment: Running to Stand Still?'
Ursula Kilkelly & Conor O'Mahony; (2007) 'The Proposed Children's Rights Amendment: Running to Stand Still?'. Irish Journal of Family Law, (2):19-25 [Details]
(2006)'Operationalising Children's Rights: Lessons from Research'
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) 'Operationalising Children's Rights: Lessons from Research'. Journal of Children's Services, [Details]
(2006)'Reform of Youth Justice in Ireland: the 'new' Children Act 2001' Part 1'
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) 'Reform of Youth Justice in Ireland: the 'new' Children Act 2001' Part 1'. Irish Criminal Law Journal 1, [Details]
(2006)'Children's rights in practice: using the CRC as an auditing tool'
Kilkelly, U., and Lundy, L.; (2006) 'Children's rights in practice: using the CRC as an auditing tool'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 19 (3):1-19 [Details]
(2005)'A Children's Rights Audit of Northern Ireland Law and Policy'
Kilkelly, U.,; (2005) 'A Children's Rights Audit of Northern Ireland Law and Policy'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 3 (*):22-27 [Details]
(2004)'Children's Rights: A European Perspective'
Kilkelly, U., (2004) 'Children's Rights: A European Perspective'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 4 (2):68-95   [Details]
(2003)'Reform of Irish Adoption Law: Lessons from International Law'
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) 'Reform of Irish Adoption Law: Lessons from International Law'. Irish Journal of Family Law, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2003)'Economic Exploitation of Children: A European Perspective?'
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) 'Economic Exploitation of Children: A European Perspective?'. St Louis University Public Law Review, XXII (2):321-358 [Details]
(2003)'Children in Detention Schools: Learning from International Best Practice'
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) 'Children in Detention Schools: Learning from International Best Practice'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 13 (2):15-19 [Details]
(2003)'DG v Ireland: Protecting the rights of children at risk: a lazy government and unruly courts'
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) 'DG v Ireland: Protecting the rights of children at risk: a lazy government and unruly courts'. Dublin University Law Journal, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2002)'Effective protection of Children’s Rights in Family Cases: An International Approach'
Kilkelly, U.; (2002) 'Effective protection of Children’s Rights in Family Cases: An International Approach'. Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, 12 (2):336-354 [Details]
(2001)'The Human Rights Act and Children: One Year on'
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) 'The Human Rights Act and Children: One Year on'. Childright, * (*):9-11 [Details]
(2001)'The Best of Both Worlds for Children’s Rights: Interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child'
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) 'The Best of Both Worlds for Children’s Rights: Interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child'. Human Rights Quarterly, 23 (2):308-326 [Details]
(2001)'Children’s Rights in the Bill of Rights: Meeting or Exceeding International Standards'
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) 'Children’s Rights in the Bill of Rights: Meeting or Exceeding International Standards'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 52(3) & 52(4) (*):286-295 [Details]
(2001)'The best of both worlds for children's rights? Interpreting the European convention on human rights in the light of the UN convention on the rights of the child'
Kilkelly, U (2001) 'The best of both worlds for children's rights? Interpreting the European convention on human rights in the light of the UN convention on the rights of the child'. Human Rights Quarterly, 23 :308-326 [Details]
(2000)'The Human Rights Act: Implications for the Trial and Detention of Young People'
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) 'The Human Rights Act: Implications for the Trial and Detention of Young People'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 51 (3):466-480 [Details]
(2000)'Child Protection and the European Convention on Human Rights'
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) 'Child Protection and the European Convention on Human Rights'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 2 (*):12-20 [Details]
(2000)'The Human Rights Act 1998: juvenile Justice Implications'
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) 'The Human Rights Act 1998: juvenile Justice Implications'. Child Care In Practice, 6 (3):279-287 [Details]
(1998)'In the Best Interest of the Child? An Evaluation of Ireland's performance before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child'
Kilkelly, U.; (1998) 'In the Best Interest of the Child? An Evaluation of Ireland's performance before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child'. Irish Law Times, 19 (*):293-300 [Details]
(1996)'UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - an evaluation in the light of recent UK experience'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (1996) 'UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - an evaluation in the light of recent UK experience'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 8 (2):105-120 [Details]
(1996)'Pinnacles and Pitfalls: The Exploration of Human Rights from Galway to Prague'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (1996) 'Pinnacles and Pitfalls: The Exploration of Human Rights from Galway to Prague'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 47 (*):208-222 [Details]
(1996)'Nsona v the Netherlands: The Treatment of Minors and the European Convention on Human Rights'
Kilkelly, Ursula; (1996) 'Nsona v the Netherlands: The Treatment of Minors and the European Convention on Human Rights'. International Journal of Refugee Law, 8 (4):640-650 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2007)The UN Children's Convention: theory meets practice
Kilkelly, U. and Lundy, L.; (2007) Children's Rights in Action: Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as an Auditing Tool The UN Children's Convention: theory meets practice Intersentia, [Details]
(2004)11th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Effective Protection of Children¿s rights I nfamily cases: An International Approach¿ 11th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law Gylendal Akademisk, [Details]
(2000)Juvenile Justice Implications: Child Care in Practice
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) The Human Rights Act 1998; Juvenile Justice Implications Juvenile Justice Implications: Child Care in Practice [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2016)Children and the Outdoors - Contact with the outdoors and natural heritage among children aged 5 to 12: Current trends, benefits, barriers and research requirements.
Kilkelly, U., Lynch, H., Moore, A., O'Connell, A., & Field, S. C. (2016) Children and the Outdoors - Contact with the outdoors and natural heritage among children aged 5 to 12: Current trends, benefits, barriers and research requirements. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny, Ireland. [Details]
(2015)Policy and literature review Goal 1 of the National Children’s Children Strategy.
Kilkelly, U., Martin, S., Swirak, K. and Field,S. (2015) Policy and literature review Goal 1 of the National Children’s Children Strategy. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin.   [Details]
(2015)Juvenile Offenders Detention Alternative in Europe: Manual.
Kilkelly, U. & Forde, L. (2015) Juvenile Offenders Detention Alternative in Europe: Manual. International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Brussels. [Details]
(2015)Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010.
Kilkelly, U,. Martin, S., Swirak, S and Field, S. (2015) Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010. Stationary Office / Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2015)Briefing Note No. 2/2015: Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010.
Kilkelly, U., Martin, S., Swirak, K. and Field, S. (2015) Briefing Note No. 2/2015: Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin.   [Details]
(2014)Children's Rights Behind Bars.
Kilkelly, U. and Forde, L (2014) Children's Rights Behind Bars. Irish Penal Reform Trust, Dublin.   [Details]
(2014)Children’s Rights Behind Bars: National Report, Ireland.
Kilkelly, U. & Forde, L. (2014) Children’s Rights Behind Bars: National Report, Ireland. Irish Penal Reform Trust, Dublin. [Details]
(2014)Children’s Rights Behind Bars: National Report, Ireland.
Kilkelly, U. & Forde, L. (2014) Children’s Rights Behind Bars: National Report, Ireland. Irish Penal Reform Trust, Dublin. [Details]
(2014)The Protection of Children's Rights: International Standards and Domestic Constitutions.
Christoph Grabenwarter, Jan Helgesen, Anne Peters, Herdis Thorgeirsdottir, Anna Lindboe, Ursula Kilkelly & Conor O'Mahony (2014) The Protection of Children's Rights: International Standards and Domestic Constitutions. Council of Europe, Strasbourg.   [Details]
(2013)Child-Friendly Healthcare: A Report Commissioned by the Ombudsman for Children.
Kilkelly U. & Savage E. (2013) Child-Friendly Healthcare: A Report Commissioned by the Ombudsman for Children. Ombudsman for Children's Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2012)The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Study of Legal Implementation in 12 Countries.
Ursula Kilkelly & Laura Lundy (2012) The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Study of Legal Implementation in 12 Countries. UNICEF UK, London. [Details]
(2012)Children's Rights and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture.
Ursula Kilkelly, with Siliva Casale (2012) Children's Rights and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. [Details]
(2011)Child-friendly health care: the views and experiences of children and young people in Council of Europe member states.
Kilkelly, U. (2011) Child-friendly health care: the views and experiences of children and young people in Council of Europe member states. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. [Details]
(2011)A Children's Rights Analysis of Investigation Statements.
Kilkelly, U. (2011) A Children's Rights Analysis of Investigation Statements. Ombudsman for Children's Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2011)Measures of Deprivation of Liberty for Young People: How to Enrich International Standards in Juvenile Justice and promote alternatives to detention in Europe?.
Ursula Kilkelly (2011) Measures of Deprivation of Liberty for Young People: How to Enrich International Standards in Juvenile Justice and promote alternatives to detention in Europe?. IJJO, Brussels.   [Details]
(2010)Listening to Children about Justice: Report of the Council of Europe's Consultation with Children on Child-friendly Justice.
Kilkelly, U. (2010) Listening to Children about Justice: Report of the Council of Europe's Consultation with Children on Child-friendly Justice. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. [Details]
(2007)The Case for Constitutional Change.
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) The Case for Constitutional Change. Barnardos, Dublin. [Details]
(2007)Barriers to the Realisation of Children's Rights in Ireland.
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) Barriers to the Realisation of Children's Rights in Ireland. Ombudsman for Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health Professionals.
Kilkelly, U. and Donnelly, M. ; (2006) The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health Professionals. Office of the Minister for Children, Ireland. [Details]
(2003)A Guide for School Management to the Human Rights Act 1998.
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) A Guide for School Management to the Human Rights Act 1998. Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Depart. of Ed, Belfast. [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2008)Children's Rights and the Family: Myths and Reality.
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2008) Children's Rights and the Family: Myths and Reality. Articles [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2012)kilkelly-on-best-interests-and-the-proposed-constitutional-amendment.
Kilkelly, U. (2012) kilkelly-on-best-interests-and-the-proposed-constitutional-amendment. Blog   [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Ideas and debates in family law.
Kilkelly, U (2015) Ideas and debates in family law. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2015)How Same-Sex Marriage will Protect Children's Rights.
Ursula Kilkelly (2015) How Same-Sex Marriage will Protect Children's Rights. Magazine article   [Details]
(2013)Children’s interests, but not necessarily their rights, have flourished since 1913.
Ursula Kilkelly (2013) Children’s interests, but not necessarily their rights, have flourished since 1913. Magazine article   [Details]
(2012)The Courts will Determine: The practical effect of the Children’s Referendum depends on the legislature and judiciary.
Ursula Kilkelly (2012) The Courts will Determine: The practical effect of the Children’s Referendum depends on the legislature and judiciary. Magazine article   [Details]
(2007)The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years on. Lessons learned or Lessons Forgotten?.
Kilkelly, U.; (2007) The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years on. Lessons learned or Lessons Forgotten?. Magazine article [Details]
(2006)The Irish Youth Justice System in 2006: one step forward, two steps back¿.
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) The Irish Youth Justice System in 2006: one step forward, two steps back¿. Magazine article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2010)Hearing Voices of Battered Persons Must Be Priority.
O' Sullivan, C.; Kilkelly, U. (2010) Hearing Voices of Battered Persons Must Be Priority. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2006)The Child's right to be heard in the healthcare setting: perspectives of children, parents and health professionals.
Kilkelly, U and Donnelly, M; (2006) The Child's right to be heard in the healthcare setting: perspectives of children, parents and health professionals. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Children's Rights in Northern Ireland.
Kilkelly, U., Kilpatrick, R, Lundy, L, Moore, L and Scraton, P; (2005) Children's Rights in Northern Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Protecting children and young people's rights in the Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland Why? How?.
Kilkelly, U and Horgan, G; (2005) Protecting children and young people's rights in the Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland Why? How?. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1997)Small Voices: Vital Rights: Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Kilkelly, Ursula; (1997) Small Voices: Vital Rights: Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2010)Religion and Education,
Ursula Kilkelly; (2010) Children's Rights, Religion and the Irish educational system. [Plenary Lecture], Religion and Education, Dublin , 27-NOV-10 - 27-NOV-10. [Details]
(2009)Psychological Society of Ireland,
Veale, A., Kilkelly, U., & Keogh, A. (2009) Participative action research and the perspective of girls in youth justice. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford , 01-OCT-09 - 31-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Veale, A., Keogh, A.F., & Kilkelly U. ; (2008) Participatory action research with young people in conflict with the law. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Carlow, Ireland , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Youth Justice 2008: An international conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) International Standards in Youth Justice', Measuring Compliance with International Standards. [Oral Presentation], Youth Justice 2008: An international conference, University College Cork , 03-APR-08 - 03-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Youth Justice: An International Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) Convenor. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Youth Justice: An International Conference, UCC (with the Children Acts Advisory Board) , 03-APR-08 - 04-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)`Interpreting the ECHR in the light of the CRC¿,
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) 'Models of Detention for Children' (with M Geaney, Irish Youth Justice Service. [Oral Presentation], `Interpreting the ECHR in the light of the CRC¿, Cavan , 06-MAR-08 - 06-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Human Rights Education For a Sustainable Future, Celebrating 60 years of the UDHR,
Kilkelly, U.; (2008) `Children as Rights Holders in Irish Schools¿. [Oral Presentation], Human Rights Education For a Sustainable Future, Celebrating 60 years of the UDHR, St Patrick¿s College of Education, Dublin , 20-SEP-08 - 20-SEP-08. [Details]
(2006)2nd International meeting of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory,
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) Reforming Youth Justice in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International meeting of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Observatory, Brussels , 01-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)International Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Rights,,
Kilkelly, U. and Lundy, L.; (2006) The CRC: its use as an auditing tool'. [Oral Presentation], International Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Rights,, Ghent, Belgium , 18-MAY-06 - 18-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006)OMEP Annual Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2006) 'The Rights of the Child in Early Childhood'. [Oral Presentation], OMEP Annual Conference, University College Cork , 28-APR-06 - 28-APR-06. [Details]
(2004)A charter of rights for the island of Ireland,
Kilkelly, U. and Colin Harvey (University of Leeds); (2004) *. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], A charter of rights for the island of Ireland, U.C.C , 02-OCT-04 - 02-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)Conference organised by NICCY,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Presentation of NICCY priorities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference organised by NICCY, Belfast , 18-OCT-04 - 18-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)Globalisation and Inclusion,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Member, conference team. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Globalisation and Inclusion, UCC (with Development Co-operation Ireland) , 01-JUN-04 - 01-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)The Children Act 2001,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Convenor. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Children Act 2001, UCC , 12-JUN-04 - 12-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)Conference on Children's Rights organised by NICCY, Law Society, QUB and CLC,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Strategic Litigation and Children’s Rights Research. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Children's Rights organised by NICCY, Law Society, QUB and CLC, Belfast , 26-NOV-04 - 26-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)EC Romanian Delegation conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Romania’s obligations in the area of child protection under the European Convention on Human Rights. [Invited Oral Presentation], EC Romanian Delegation conference, Sinaia, Romania , 27-JAN-04 - 27-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Obligations under International Human Rights Law,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Obligations under International Human Rights Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Obligations under International Human Rights Law, Sibiu , 22-FEB-04 - 24-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)Challenges for children’s rights in transition,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) International conference on Children and Young Persons Rights and Advocacy in Times of Conflict and Transition organized by the Transitional Justice Center. [Invited Oral Presentation], Challenges for children’s rights in transition, UUJ, Waterfront Hall, Belfast , 14-MAY-04 - 14-MAY-04. [Details]
(2004)The Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference,
Kilkelly, Ursula; (2004) Family law and Human Rights : Contemporary issues. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference, Belfast , 20-FEB-04 - 22-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)Review of the progress achieved with Romania’s obligations under International Human Rights law,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Review of the progress achieved with the training to date. [Other], Review of the progress achieved with Romania’s obligations under International Human Rights law, Constanta, Romania , 06-APR-04 - 06-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)The Fourth Biennial Four Jurisdictions Conference on Juvenile Crime and Offending,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) 'The Irish Youth Justice System: Progress since 1998'. [Oral Presentation], The Fourth Biennial Four Jurisdictions Conference on Juvenile Crime and Offending, Cardiff , 22-JUN-04 - 22-JUN-04. [Details]
(2003)Schools, Education and Law Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘Children’s Rights in Schools – Lessons from International Law’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Schools, Education and Law Conference, UCC , 27-SEP-03 - 27-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)Judicial Studies Institute Annual Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘Children’s Rights: The potential of the European Convention on Human Rights’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Judicial Studies Institute Annual Conference, Dublin , 16-NOV-03 - 16-NOV-03. [Details]
(2003)Irish Penal Reform Trust annual conference on Juvenile Justice,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘Implementing the Children Act 2001 in a child friendly manner’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Penal Reform Trust annual conference on Juvenile Justice, Dublin , 01-NOV-03 - 01-NOV-03. [Details]
(2003)A Charter of Rights for the Island of Ireland,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) Convenor. [Conference Organising Committee Member], A Charter of Rights for the Island of Ireland, UCC (with the British Council and Prof Colin Harvey, QUB) , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)The first Northern Ireland Ethics Forum,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘Children with disabilities: the international context’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The first Northern Ireland Ethics Forum, Queen’s University Belfast , 18-OCT-03 - 18-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)Globalisation and Human Rights Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘The World Trade Organisation and Developing Countries’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Globalisation and Human Rights Conference, NUI Galway , 04-OCT-03 - 04-OCT-03. [Details]
(2004)Bill of Rights Seminar for the Children's Rights Sector,
Kilkelly, U.; (2004) Bill of Rights Seminar for the Children' Rights Sector. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Bill of Rights Seminar for the Children's Rights Sector, Belfast , 14-FEB-04 - 14-FEB-04. [Details]
(2003)The Role of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission,
Kilkelly, U.; (2003) ‘The Juvenile Justice Investigation’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Role of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Queen’s University Belfast , 31-OCT-03 - 31-OCT-03. [Details]
(2002)Conference on international children’s rights organised by the International Law Students Association,
Kilkelly, U.; (2002) ‘Child Labour: A European Perspective?’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on international children’s rights organised by the International Law Students Association, St Louis, Missouri , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)International Society of Family Law 11th World Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2002) ‘Effective Protection of Children’s Rights in Family Cases’. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Society of Family Law 11th World Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark , 03-AUG-02 - 03-AUG-02. [Details]
(2002)Seminar on the Children Act 2001 organised by the Labour Party Lawyers Group,
Kilkelly, U.; (2002) ‘The Children Act 2001: A Children’s Rights Perspective’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seminar on the Children Act 2001 organised by the Labour Party Lawyers Group, Dublin , 09-MAR-02 - 09-MAR-02. [Details]
(2001)Untied Convention on the Rights of the Child,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) Untied Convention on the Rights of the Child. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Untied Convention on the Rights of the Child, . [Details]
(2001)Innovative approaches to Children’s Rights Protection,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) Innovative approaches to Children’s Rights Protection. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Innovative approaches to Children’s Rights Protection, . [Details]
(2001)Protecting Children’s Rights Ten Years after the World Summit,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘The Best of Both Worlds for Children’s Rights: Interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Protecting Children’s Rights Ten Years after the World Summit, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA , 02-MAR-01 - 02-MAR-01. [Details]
(2001)ECHR Lecture Series,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘Implications of Incorporation for Family and Child Law in Ireland’. [Invited Oral Presentation], ECHR Lecture Series, Trinity College Dublin , 05-FEB-01 - 05-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)Human Rights Commissions: Strategies and Practical Agendas,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘Children’s Rights in Ireland’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Human Rights Commissions: Strategies and Practical Agendas, Dublin , 03-FEB-01 - 03-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)Human Rights in Education Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘Education Law in Northern Ireland and the Human Rights Act 1998’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Human Rights in Education Conference, Belfast , 26-SEP-01 - 26-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001)The Bill of Rights,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘Children’s Rights in the Bill of Rights’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Bill of Rights, Queen’s University, Belfast , 08-DEC-01 - 08-DEC-01. [Details]
(2001)Conference organised by the Children’s Law Centre, Save the Children and the NIGALA,
Kilkelly, U.; (2001) ‘Bringing Rights Home for Children’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference organised by the Children’s Law Centre, Save the Children and the NIGALA, Belfast , 10-MAY-01 - 10-MAY-01. [Details]
(2000)Human Rights Act: Implications for Children,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) ‘The Human Rights Act 1998: Juvenile Justice Implications’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Human Rights Act: Implications for Children, Belfast , 24-MAY-00 - 24-MAY-00. [Details]
(2000)Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards Regulational Training Unit Summer School,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) What will the Human Rights Act mean for Educators?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards Regulational Training Unit Summer School, Belfast , 23-AUG-00 - 23-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) ‘The Scope of Family Life under Article 8 ECHR: Developing a Dynamic Concept’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Belfast , 28-APR-00 - 28-APR-00. [Details]
(2000)‘Family Matters and the Human Rights Act’,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) The Human Rights Act: Implications for Public Family Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], ‘Family Matters and the Human Rights Act’, Cardiff , 25-NOV-00 - 25-NOV-00. [Details]
(2000)Society for Public Teachers in Law Annual Conference ‘Law’s Future(s)’,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards Regulational Training Unit Summer School. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Public Teachers in Law Annual Conference ‘Law’s Future(s)’, University College London , 19-SEP-00 - 19-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)The Human Rights Act and Children,
Kilkelly,U.; (2000) The European Convention on Human Rights and the Approaches taken by the Court in Children’s Cases’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Human Rights Act and Children, Cardiff , 02-MAR-00 - 02-MAR-00. [Details]
(2000)‘Law’s Future(s)’presented at the Society for Public Teachers in Law Annual Conference,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) Monitoring the Care System: An Analysis of ECHR Case Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], ‘Law’s Future(s)’presented at the Society for Public Teachers in Law Annual Conference, University College London , 19-SEP-00 - 19-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)The Human Rights Act 1998 and Family Law,,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) ‘ECHR Issues relating to Family Law and Care’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Human Rights Act 1998 and Family Law,, Queen’s University Belfast , 20-MAY-00 - 20-MAY-00. [Details]
(2000)*,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) ‘Overview of the Human Rights Act and Issues for Children’s Services’. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, London , 21-MAR-00 - 21-MAR-00. [Details]
(2000)Children and Families: Access to Injustice? the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Lawyers for Children,
Kilkelly, U.; (2000) ‘Child Representation And Human Rights’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Children and Families: Access to Injustice? the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Lawyers for Children, University of Warwick , 20-SEP-00 - 20-SEP-00. [Details]
(2014)Council of Europe: Growing with Children's Rights,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Children's Rights: lessons and learning. [Oral Presentation], Council of Europe: Growing with Children's Rights, Dubvrovnik, Croatia . [Details]
(2013)Public Seminar,
Ursula Kilkelly (2013) Youth Justice in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Public Seminar, Wellington, New Zealand . [Details]
(2011)Youth Courts and Children's Rights: A View from an Adversarial System,
Ursula Kilkelly (2011) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Youth Courts and Children's Rights: A View from an Adversarial System, Vilnius, Lithuania . [Details]
(2011)Getting a Grip, in association with the Southern Regional Drugs Task Force,
Ursula Kilkelly (2011) Youth Justice: Towards a Health Based Approach. [Keynote Speaker], Getting a Grip, in association with the Southern Regional Drugs Task Force, Killarney, County Kerry . [Details]
(2014)IJJO Making Deprivation of Children's Liberty a Last Resort,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Evaluation, Research and the Reform of Youth Justice. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IJJO Making Deprivation of Children's Liberty a Last Resort, Brussels . [Details]
(2012)Leuven University Youth Justice Colloquim,
Ursula Kilkelly (2012) Child-friendly Justice: the Relationship between Policy, Research and Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Leuven University Youth Justice Colloquim, Leuven, Belgium . [Details]
(2010)Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference,
Ursula Kilkelly (2010) Family law Across Borders: Theory and Practice. [Keynote Speaker], Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference, Eniskerry, Wicklow . [Details]
(2014)Internationalisation and Using the Law to Advance Children's Rights,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) A conference for the Atlantic Philanthropies Child Rights Grantees. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Internationalisation and Using the Law to Advance Children's Rights, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2011)Keeping Children Safe and Secure in Ireland: Maximising the use of existing data to inform research, policy and practice,
Kilkelly, U. & Horgan, D.; (2011) Summer school funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs at UCC. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Keeping Children Safe and Secure in Ireland: Maximising the use of existing data to inform research, policy and practice, UCC , 12-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010)British and Irish Ombudsman and Children's Commissioner Conference,
Ursula Kilkelly (2010) Youth Justice and Children's Rights: A BINOCC Approach. [Keynote Speaker], British and Irish Ombudsman and Children's Commissioner Conference, Cardiff, Wales . [Details]
(2014)Ten Years of the Ombudsman for Children's Office,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Moving towards a Children's Rights Based Approach. [Keynote Speaker], Ten Years of the Ombudsman for Children's Office, Farmleigh, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Children's Rights at 21: A Conference on the Belgian Presidency of the Council of Europe,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Best Interests of the Child - Questions arising from Implementation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Children's Rights at 21: A Conference on the Belgian Presidency of the Council of Europe, Brussels . [Details]
(2011)Youth Justice and Human Rights,
Ursula Kilkelly (2011) International Standards: Maximising Potential. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Youth Justice and Human Rights, Plymouth, England . [Details]
(2014)Soroptomists (Ireland) National Conference,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Advancing the Rights of Women: Progress and Possibilities. [Keynote Speaker], Soroptomists (Ireland) National Conference, Castlebar, Co Mayo . [Details]
(2013)Public Event,
Ursula Kilkelly (2013) Advancing the Constitutional Rights of Children: the Irish Story. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Public Event, Hamilton, New Zealand . [Details]
(2014)5 Nations Biennial Conference on Children, Young People and Crime,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Children's Rights and Complexity: Justice, Welfare and the Rights of Children in Youth Justice. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 5 Nations Biennial Conference on Children, Young People and Crime, Cardiff, Wales . [Details]
(2014)Rights Here RIght Now: A Conference about Children's Human Rights,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Strategic Litigation for Children's Rights. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Rights Here RIght Now: A Conference about Children's Human Rights, Swansea, Wales . [Details]
(2014)Conference 25 Years CRC,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Constitutional Protection of Children's Rights in Europe. [Oral Presentation], Conference 25 Years CRC, Leiden, The Netherlands . [Details]
(2014)The Voice of the Child in Family Law Proceedings,
Ursula Kilkelly (2014) Constitutional Reform and the Voice of the Child in Family Law. [Keynote Speaker], The Voice of the Child in Family Law Proceedings, Cork, Ireland . [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Research for Innovative Forms of Teaching President of UCC
2008Research for Innovative Forms of Teaching President of UCC
2008Research Development Initiative Visiting Fellowship IRCHSS

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society of Legal Scholars Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Oberstown Children Detention Campus Board of Management Chairperson2019 / 2023
University Ethics Committee Chairperson2010 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Senior Lecturer01-SEP-99 / 31-DEC-10
University of Wales Lecturer01-SEP-97 / 01-SEP-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1992UL BAEuropean Studies
1994QUB LLMHuman Rights
1997QUB PHD''

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Council of Europe Programme Health Programme
Literature review on the evidence of children's involvement in healthcare decision-making
Council of Europe Programme Building a Europe with and for Children
Report on the views and experiences of children on child friendly justice
Childrens Law Centre and Save the Children
An evaluation of the extent to which the Northern Ireland proposals for a Bill of Rights comply with international children's rights standards for Children's Law Centre and Save the Children (Northern Ireland), 2005;
The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987
The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987: An Audit of its Compatibility with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights, also for the Child Care policy Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Services, Belfast, cited in In Re P [2008] UKHL 38
Equality Authority
‘Children and Age Discrimination: the case for change' commissioned by the Equality Authority.
Child Care policy Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Services, Belfast
The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995: an Audit of the Compatibility of Public Care Provisions with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights for the Child Care policy Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Services, Belfast
Children's Law Centre, Belfast and Save the Children (Northern Ireland)
Submission by the Children's Law Centre, Belfast and Save the Children (Northern Ireland) to the UNCRC Committee Day of General Discussion, Resources and the Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural rights under the CRC
Children's Law Centre
Submission by the Children's Law Centre to the UNCRC Committee day of General Discussion, The Right of the Child to Education in Emergency Situations
Council of Europe Commissionner for Human Rights
Drafting of an Issues Paper and an Internal Guide on Juvenile Justice for the Council of Europe Commissionner for Human Rights
Childrens Law Centre (NI) and Save the Children (NI)
Audit of The Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement's Implications for the Promotion and Safeguarding of Children's Rights in Ireland for Children's Law Centre (NI) and Save the Children (NI)
Equality Authority to the Parliamentary Committee on Child Protection
A Submission on behalf of the Equality Authority to the Parliamentary Committee on Child Protection, cited in the Oireachtas Report on Child Protection, 2006
Children's Law Centre and Save the Children NI
Submission by the Children's Law Centre and Save the Children NI to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the implementation in Northern Ireland of the Optional Protocol to the CRC on Children in Armed Conflict.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Youth Justice: An International Journal Series Editor-
Youth Justice: An International Journal Editor-
Irish Educational Studies Series Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

Interviewed for a documentary on the rights of fathers made by Antenna 1, one of Romania¿s principal television stations, February 25th, 2004, Bucharest. It was aired two days later.

Judge (chairing) of the National Round of the ILSA (Jessup) International moot Court Competition, 14th February 2004

Interviewed together with John Lonergan by Paul Maguire for RTE¿s Radio 1, This Week programme, aired on Sunday May 9th.

Visits Abroad

Visiting Fellow, School of Law: Sept-Oct 2007


Evaluation of Chalky, the information and advice line for the Children's Law Centre/Atlantic Philanthropies, Belfast, January 2006.



External Research Funding :

Please note that all values are for the total amount of the grant.

1. PI: A Practitioner's Guide to the Children Act 2001. €10,000 2002 National Children's Office.

2. PI: The Children's Court: A Children's Rights Audit €6,000 03/04 IRCHSS

3. PI: Support for the development of the UCC Globalisation Research Group, €6,000 04/05 Irish Aid

4. PI: 'The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health Professionals' (with M Donnelly and D Madden) €50,000 04/05 Office of the Minister for Children.

5. PI: A Baseline study of children's rights in Ireland €40,000 2006 Ombudsman for Children.

6. Partner: Social integration of young people in contact with youth justice systems: a youth action research project €50,000 2007 IRCHSS.

7. PI: A study of the operation of the court system in domestic violence cases €16,105.98 2008 COSC, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

8. PI: Research Development Initiative Visiting Fellowship (Protecting children's rights in juvenile justice) €1,990 2008-2009 IRCHSS




Non-Conference Research Talks

Interpreting the ECHR in the light of the CRC' at Cambridge University: 1 March 2007

Implementing Children's Rights in Europe' Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Philadelphia: 4 October 2007.

'Children's Rights in Ireland: Barriers and Challenges' at Faculty of Law, University of Otago, Dunedin , New Zealand: 19 March 2007.

Listening to Children in the Healthcare setting' at National Children's Office, Dublin: October 2005

Recent Reform of Youth Justice in Ireland; the new Children Act' at University College Cork: 1 June 2006

Auditing Law, Policy and Practice: Creating a Children's Rights Culture at Law Society of Ireland, Dublin: October 2006

'Youth Justice, the Rights Approach and the Irish Youth Justice System' at Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney: 30 March 2007.

Ghent, Belgium Contribution to the Masters of Advanced Study of Children's Rights, at Ghent University, Belgium: 25 May 2007.

Researching with Children: A rights based approach' at Faculty of Law, University College Cork: November 2006

'Building a Rights Framework for Youth Justice' at School of Sociology and Social Policy and the Law School, University of Liverpool: 5 December 2007

'The Garda Diversion Programme: Issues and Challenges' at An Garda Siochana Juvenile Liaison Officer Annual Conference, Cavan: 7 April 2008

Separated Children and the CRC' Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights, at University of Oslo Norway: 12 April 2008

Children's Rights in Ireland: the role of law? Institute of Irish Studies, at Queen's University Belfast: 28 October 2008

The Child's Right to Religious Freedom: Challenges and Issues', at Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights, Oslo University , Norway: 22 November 2008

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

This academic year, I am teaching Juvenile Justice (Semester 1)  and International Children's Rights Law (Semester 2), and I am co-teaching Child Law Clinic with Dr Conor O'Mahony, Director of the Clinic. 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2007Aisling Parkes UCCPhDThe Nature And Scope Of Article 12 Of The United Nation Convention On The Rights Of The Child 1989 And The Extent To Which It Has Been Implemented Under International Law.
2010Patrick McCarthy UCCPHDWTO Dispute Settlement and Import and Export Requirements in Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2015Fiona Broughton UCCPhDA children's rights analysis of the rights of the unborn
2009Olufemi Amao NUI (UCC)PHDCorporate Responsibility, Human Rights and Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Nigeria
2013Sarah M Field UCCPHDInforming the legal promise of respct for children's views in decision-making towards peace agreements
2009Elaine O'Callaghan NUI (UCC)PHDChildren and Contact in the Private Family Law Setting: Resolving Disputes in Practice

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Byrne Siobhan Doctoral Degree
O Sullivan Rosemary Doctoral Degree
Wittmann Franz Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Children's Rights Law Clinic LW6615Children's Rights Law Clinic
2020International Children's Rights LW6549International Children's Rights
2020Juvenile Justice LW6546Juvenile Justice

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