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Helen Duffy

Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Name
Prof.dr. H. Duffy
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
h.duffy@law.leidenuniv.nl

Helen Duffy has been a staff member of the Grotius Centre since January 2015 when she was appointed as Gieskes Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

More information about Helen Duffy

Helen Duffy has been a staff member of the Grotius Centre since January 2015 when she was appointed as Gieskes Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. 

Curriculum vitae

Professor Duffy currently teaches two courses, one on the ‘International Protection of Human Rights’ in the Advanced Masters programme and another one on ‘Humanitarian law, Human Rights and Terrorism’ as part of the LLM. Programme. 

Her Leiden position is part-time (.4) and she also runs ‘Human Rights in Practice,’ an international practice based in the Hague that specializes in strategic litigation before regional and international human rights courts and bodies (www.rightsinpractice.org). Positions prior to establishing her practice in 2011, included Legal Director of INTERIGHTS, Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Counsel to Human Rights Watch/New York, Legal Director of the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action (Guatemala), Legal Adviser to the UK ‘Arms for Iraq’ Inquiry and Legal Officer in the UK government legal service.  

Helen is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow (LLB), University College London (LLM), Edinburgh (Dip.LP) and Leiden (PhD). She is Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow and serves on the advisory boards of several organisations. Her publications on international law and practice are listed below, and include ‘The War on Terror and the Framework of International law’ CUP, 2nd ed. 2015.

Her current areas of research span strategic human rights litigation, the interplay of human rights and humanitarian law and several issues related to counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law. 

Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Internationaal Publiekrecht

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 4.44

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Publications

  • Human Rights in Practice Stichting directing a human rights law practice and charity