CCJHR/Faculty & Department of Law PhD Candidate Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Máiréad Enright, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, has been awarded the EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law for 2008 by the National University of Ireland. Máiréad is a graduate of UCC and of King’s College London and was called to the Irish Bar in 2006. Her research, on the Islamic marriage contract, forms part of an IRCHSS funded thematic project on Gender Equality, Multiculturalism and Religious Diversity directed by her supervisor Dr. Siobhán Mullally. Last year she was awarded a scholarship in Gender and Human Rights Law in connection with this project. This is the second time that a PhD candidate at the Faculty and Department of Law has been awarded the prestigious fellowship. In 2004, Elaine Dewhurst was awarded the fellowship to support her research on the rights of migrant workers under international labour law.