Aoife Nolan is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. She co-directs the University’s Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, the world’s largest cluster of rights and justice scholars, involving over 700 members from 22 different University centres. She is the founding director of the Human Rights Law Centre’s Summer School on Child Rights. She has published extensively in the area of human rights law and is a global expert in the areas of children’s rights and economic and social rights. She was founding coordinator of the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI) and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the Human Rights Law Review, the International Human Rights Law Review and the International Journal of Children’s Rights.
In addition, she has worked with and acted as an expert advisor to a wide range of international and national bodies and organisations working on human rights issues, including a range of UN Special Procedures, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Council of Europe, a wide range of international NGOs and multiple national human rights institutions. Her books include Children’s Socio-economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts (Hart, 2011) and Economic and Social Rights after the Global Financial Crisis (CUP, 2014).