Professor Fiona de Londras

Honorary Professor
BCL (NUI), LLM (NUI), PhD (NUI)
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Biography

Fiona de Londras is an Honorary Professor at ANU (2019-2022) and the Professor of Global Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. 

de Londras’ research and teaching interests are broadly in the fields of human rights and comparative constitutional law. In her work, she particularly explores the role of rights in contentious policy contexts, asking whether and if so how human rights laws shape or influence policy choices, translated into law, in highly contested policy fields. Her work so far has explored these questions primarily in three contexts: counter-terrorism, reproductive rights (especially abortion law), and the development and domestic impacts of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

de Londras also uses her legal academic expertise to influence policy, politics and legal decision-making, having worked with politicians and civil society in Ireland, Gibraltar, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Her work has been funded by the European Commission, the British Academy, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and the Leverhulme Trust. 

In 2017, Professor de Londras was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in law, awarded to recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. This Prize is supporting her research agenda from November 2018-2021.

Significant research publications

  • Cora Chan & Fiona de Londras (2020), China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (Hart Bloomsbury) forthcoming

  • Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras & Lydia Morgan (2019), Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State, Bristol University Press

  • Fiona de Londras & Mairead Enright (2018), Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law, Policy Press 

  • Fiona de Londras & Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, (2018) Great Debates in the European Convention on Human Rights, Palgrave MacMillan
     

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Books & edited collections

  • Cora Chan & Fiona de Londras (2020), China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (Hart Bloomsbury) forthcoming

  • Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras & Lydia Morgan (2019), Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State, Bristol University Press

  • Fiona de Londras & Mairead Enright (2018), Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law, Policy Press 

  • Fiona de Londras & Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, (2018) Great Debates in the European Convention on Human Rights, Palgrave MacMillan

Book chapters

  • Fiona de Londras (2020), “Intersectionality, Repeal, and Reproductive Rights in Ireland” in Shreya Atrey and Peter Dunne (eds) (2020), Intersectionality and Human Rights (Hart Bloomsbury) forthcoming

  • Cora Chan and Fiona de Londras (2020), “Building Rule of Law Resilience through Institutions: A Proposed Institutional Infrastructure for National Security Legislation” in Cora Chan & Fiona de Londras (eds) (2020), China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (Hart Bloomsbury) forthcoming

  • Cora Chan and Fiona de Londras (2020), “China’s National Security in Hong Kong: A Challenge for Constitutionalism, Autonomy and the Rule of Law” in Cora Chan & Fiona de Londras (eds) (2020), China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (Hart Bloomsbury) forthcoming

  • Máiréad Enright and Fiona de Londras (2020), “‘The Only Lawyer on the Panel’: Anti-Choice Lawfare in the Battle for Abortion Law Reform” in Katherine Browne and Sydney Calkin (eds), Post Repeal: Reflections and Futures (Zed Books) forthcoming

  • Fiona de Londras (2020), “Sustainable Security: A Proposal” in Dapo Akande, Jaakko Kuosamanen, Dominic Roser & Helen McDermott (eds), Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges: Poverty, Armed Conflict, and the Environment (Oxford University Press) forthcoming

  • Fiona de Londras (2019), “When the European Court of Human Rights Decides not to Decide: The Cautionary Tale of A, B & C v Ireland and Referendum-Emergent Constitutional Provisions” in Kapotas, P and Tzevelekos, V (eds) Building Consensus on European Consensus: Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press) 

Refereed journal articles

  • Fiona de Londras, “‘A Hope Raised and then Defeated’: The Continuing Harms of Irish Abortion Law” (2020) Feminist Review forthcoming

  • Fiona de Londras, “Transnational Counter-Terrorism: A Problématique” (2019) Current Legal Problems forthcoming; published in advance access 17.9.2019

  • Fiona de Londras, “Politicisation, Law and Rights in the Transnational Counter-Terrorism Space: Indications from the Regulation of Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (2018) 5(3) European Review of International Studies 115-138

  • Fiona de Londras, “Rights in an Age of Brexit: Reflections from an Irish perspective” (2018) 108 Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 427-441

  • Fiona de Londras & Lydia Morgan, “Is there a Conservative Counter-Terrorism?” (2018) 29(2) King’s Law Journal 185-217

  • Fiona de Londras & Mima Markicevic, “Abortion Law Reform in Ireland: Reflections on the Public Submissions to the Citizens’ Assembly” (2018) 70 Women’s Studies International Forum 89-98

  • Fiona de Londras & Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, “Mission Impossible? Addressing Non-Execution through Infringement Proceedings in the European Court of Human Rights” (2017) 66(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 467-490

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