Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make! View our courses and see what our students and lecturers have to say about the courses you are interested in at the links below.
Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
- Research Office
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Dr Shane Darcy B.A, L.L.M.,Ph.D.
| Shane Darcy is a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Ph.D Programme at the Centre. He holds a B.A. in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick (2001), and LL.M (2002) and Ph.D (2005) degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2014 he was awarded the NUI Galway President's Award for Research Excellence (Early Stage Researcher), and in 2010 the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize. He has participated in trainings, workshops and research projects in Iraq, Iran, South Africa, India, Cambodia, China, and Palestine. In 2010, Shane was a visiting professor at the Legal Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He was a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School in 2013 and visiting scholar at the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at the University of Queensland in 2012.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Business and Human Rights Journal and the Editorial Committee of Criminal Law Forum. He is on the National Board of Amnesty International's Irish Section and also runs the Business and Human Rights in Ireland blog.
SSRN page: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=736870
| Research interests are in the fields of international humanitarian law,
international criminal law, business and human rights and transitional justice.
Previous work has focussed on the laws of occupation, belligerent reprisals,
collective responsibility and punishment, imputed criminal liability and the
work of truth commissions. Shane has completed a research project
exploring the judicial development of international humanitarian law (Judges, Law & War: the Judicial Development of International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, 2014).
|Shane Darcy (2014) Judges, Law and War: The Judicial Development of International Humanitarian Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2007) Collective Responsibility and Accountability under International Law. : BRILL; 1 edition. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2015) 'The Limited Reach of Superior Responsibility' In: Suzannah Linton, Gerry Simpson & William A. Schabas (eds). For the sake of present and future generations: Essays in honour of Roger Clark. The Netherlands: Brill. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2015) 'The Prohibition of Collective Punishment' In: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassoli (eds). The Geneva Conventions in Context: A Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2014) 'Retaliation and Reprisal' In: Marc Weller (eds). The Oxford Handbook on the Prohibition of the Use of Force. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2015) 'Reciprocity and Reprisals' In: Timothy McCormack and Rain Livioja (eds). Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict. New York: Routledge. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy and Josh Curtis (2012) '‘The Right to a Social and International Order for the Realisation of Human Rights: Article 28 of the Universal Declaration and International Cooperation’' In: David Keane and Yvonne McDermott (eds). The Challenge of Human Rights: Past, Present and Future. London: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2012) 'Truth Commissions, the European Union and Reparations from Business' In: Faria Medjouba (eds). Building Peace in Post-conflict Situations. London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2010) 'Bridging the Gaps in the Laws of Armed Conflict? International Criminal Tribunals and the Development of Humanitarian Law' In: Quenivet,N; Shah-Davis,S (eds). International Law and Armed Conflict; Challenges in the 21st Century. T.M.C. Asser Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2010) 'The Reinvention of War Crimes by the International Criminal Tribunals' In: Darcy,S; Powderly,J (eds). Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals. Oxford University Press. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2010) 'Defences to international crimes' In: Schabas,W.A; Bernaz,N (eds). Handbook of International Criminal Law. Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2007) 'The Doctrine of Superior Responsibility' In: Olusanya,O (eds). Rethinking International Criminal Law. Europa Law. [Details]|
|Schabas,W.A; Darcy,S (Ed.). (2005) Truth Commissions and Courts. The Hague: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]|
|Darcy,S; Powderly,J (Ed.). (2010) Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Darcy, S (2010) 'Prosecuting the War Crime of Collective Punishment Is It Time to Amend the Rome Statute?'. Journal Of International Criminal Justice, 8 :29-51. [DOI] [Details]|
|Reynolds,J. (2010) 'An Enduring Occupation: The Status of the Gaza Strip from the Perspective of International Humanitarian Law'. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 15 (2):211-243. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2007) 'Human Rights Protection during the “War on Terror”; Two Steps Back One Step Forward'. Minnesota Journal of International Law, 16 (2):353-370. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2007) 'Imputed Criminal Liability and the Goals of International Justice'. Leiden Journal of International Law, 20 (2):377-404. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Darcy, S (2003) 'In the name of security: IDF measures and the laws of occupation'. Middle East Policy, 10 :57-68. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2002) 'The Rights of Minorities in States of Emergency''. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 9 :345-369. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2002) 'What Future for the Doctrine of Belligerent Reprisals?'. Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, 5 :107-130. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2002) 'Preventive Detention and Post-September 11th Legislation' Trinity College Law Review 5 . [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2003) 'Punitive House Demolitions, the Prohibition of Collective Punishment and the Supreme Court of Israel' Penn State International Law Review 21 :477-507. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2003) 'Demolishing Justice in the West Bank and Gaza: The Israeli Defence Forces' Ongoing Policy of Punitive House Demolitions' Nottingham Human Rights Law Review Student Supplement 2002-2003 . [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2004) 'An Effective Measure of Bringing Justice?: The Joint Criminal Enterprise Doctrine of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia' American University International Law Review 20 (1) :153-191. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2004) 'Achieving De Facto Equality between Men and Women; Making the Employment Equality Act 1998 Work' Irish Law Times 13 :199-203. [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2009) 'Business and Development: A two-way street? Corporations, Human Rights and the Accountability Challenge' Trócaire Development Review :21-35. [Details]|
|Cullen, A,Gilbert,J, Keane,D. (2003) Galway Anti-Racism Strategy: A Legal Analysis. Human Rights for Change Report for Galway City Partnership. . [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2003) Israel's Punitive House Demolition Policy; Collective Punishment in Violation of International Law Al-Haq. West Bank Affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists: Ramallah. . [Details]|
|Shane Darcy; Wesam Owies, Allison West; Joe Bardwell; Katie O'Dea Cadden; Aonghus Cheevers (2012) 'Business and Human Rights in Ireland'. Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland. [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2012) 'Global Justice and Due Process' by Larry May in 38 Social Theory and Practice 3, 567. Book Review [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2008) The Prohibition of Propaganda for War in International Law by Michael Kearney in 3 Irish Yearbook of International Law, 214. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2008) War Crimes Tribunals and Transitional Justice; The Tokyo Trial and the Nuremberg Legacy. Criminal Law Forum. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2008) UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon Somalia and Kosovo; Operational and Legal Issues in Practice. Journal of Conflict and Security Law. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2006) The Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces. Criminal Law Forum. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2006) Teaching International Criminal Law. International Criminal Law; Cases and Materials - 2nd edn. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2005) Mine Action After Diana; Progress in the Struggle Against Landmines. Ethnic Conflict Research Digest. Book Review [Details]|
|Darcy,S. (2005) Russia's Restless Frontier; The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia. Ethnic Conflict Research Digest. Book Review [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2012) ‘Putting Human Rights First’. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|Shane Darcy (2013) ‘Military force against Syria would be a reprisal rather than humanitarian intervention, but that doesn’t make it any more lawful’. Other Item [Details]|
|Darcy,S et. al. (2008) Dilemmas of Delayed Justice for the Crimes of the Khmer Rouge. Oxford Transitional Justice Group: Research Working Paper Series. Other Item [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2014.
Title: President’s Award for Research (Early Stage Researcher)
| Year: 2010.
Title: Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for the best paper published
| Year: 2008.
Title: John Kable, QC, Memorial Young Lawyer Award
| Year: 2007.
Title: Eda Sagarra Medal for excellence in the Humanities and Socia
|Shane Darcy (2015) 'Commissions of Inquiry: Applying or Developing International Law?'. [Conference Paper], Commissions of Inquiry: Problems and Prospects, University of Liverpool , 16-JAN-15 - 16-JAN-15.|
|Shane Darcy (2014) ‘The Role of International Courts’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law, Conflicts and the Role of Courts, Geneva , 08-OCT-14 - 08-OCT-14.|
|Shane Darcy (2014) ‘The Principle of Legality at the Crossroad of Human Rights and International Criminal Law’. [Conference Paper], The “Cross-Fertilisation” Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals, Edge Hill University, England , 13-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14.|
|Shane Darcy (2014) ‘International Judicial Bodies and the Development of International Humanitarian Law’. [Conference Paper], International Conference on the Evolution of Legal Concepts in Light of Evolution of International Criminal Courts/Tribunals, Tehran, Iran , 20-FEB-14 - 20-FEB-14.|
|Shane Darcy (2014) ‘Legal Means for Challenging Settlements’. [Invited Paper], Palestine and International Law, First International Conference of the Palestinian Bar Association, Jericho, Palestine , 21-JAN-14 - 22-JAN-14.|
|Shane Darcy (2013) ‘Implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Ireland: Challenges and Prospects’. [Conference Paper], International Conference on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Spain, Seville, Spain , 04-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13.|
|Shane Darcy (2011) ‘Judicial Creativity and the Law of War Crimes’. [Invited Paper], Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals, Research Seminar of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, The Hague , 14-NOV-11 - 14-NOV-11.|
|Shane Darcy (2011) ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’. [Invited Paper], Building Peace in Post-Conflict Situations,, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London , 17-FEB-11 - 17-FEB-11.|
|Shane Darcy (2010) ‘Prosecuting War Crimes: Research Challenges for the 21st Century’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Revitalising Research in Kurdistan, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq , 14-DEC-10 - 16-DEC-10.|
|Shane Darcy (2010) ‘A Social and International Order for the Realisation of Human Rights’: The Promise of Article 28 of the Universal Declaration. [Conference Paper], Forgotten Rights, Forgotten Concepts, Irish Centre for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Conference, NUI Galway , 19-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10.|
|Shane Darcy (2010) The Role of Truth Commission in Articulating Norms [joint paper with Prof Anita Ramasastray]. [Conference Paper], Corporations and Armed Conflict: The Role of International Law, NUI Galway , 08-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.|
|Shane Darcy (2010) Judging War Crimes: The Legacy of the Ad Hoc Tribunals. [Chaired Session], Irish-American Human Rights Exchange, Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA , 09-OCT-10 - 10-OCT-09.|
|Shane Darcy (2009) Apartheid under International Law. [Conference Paper], Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A Re-assessment of Israeli Practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Al-Haq and Adalah Symposium, Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Ramallah , 16-AUG-09 - 16-AUG-09.|
|Shane Darcy (2009) The Development of War Crimes by the ICTY and ICTR. [Conference Paper], Recent Developments in International Criminal Law, International Symposium, Kader Has University, Istanbul, Turkey , 16-APR-09 - 16-APR-09.|
|Shane Darcy (2008) ‘Occupied Territory or Hostile Entity? The Status of Gaza under International Law’. [Conference Paper], Palestine and International Law, School of International Relations, Tehran, Iran , 12-MAY-08 - 13-MAY-08.|
|Shane Darcy (2008) ‘Bridging the Gaps in the Laws of Armed Conflict? International Criminal Tribunals and the Development of Humanitarian Law’. [Conference Paper], International Law and Armed Conflict Symposium, University of the West of England , 03-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08.|
|Shane Darcy (2007) ‘Accountability and the Legal Obligations of Corporate Entities in Times of Conflict and Transition’. [Conference Paper], The Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2007, University of Kent, Canterbury , 03-APR-07 - 05-APR-07.|
|Shane Darcy (2006) Imputed Criminal Liability and the Goals of International Justice. [Conference Paper], Workshop on International Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onate, Spain , 17-MAY-06 - 19-MAY-06.|
|Shane Darcy (2006) Human Rights Protection in the ‘War on Terror’: Two Steps Backwards, One Step Forward. [Conference Paper], War on Terror: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Minnesota Law School, USA , 09-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06.|
|Shane Darcy (2006) Extraterritorial Application of the UK Human Rights Act in Iraq: Implications and Challenges. [Conference Paper], The Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2006, University of Stirling, Scotland , 28-MAR-06 - 30-MAR-06.|
|Shane Darcy (2005) Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Subordinate crime and the doctrine of superior responsibility. [Conference Paper], 19th Conference of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, Edinburgh, Scotland , 26-JUN-05 - 30-JUN-05.|
|Shane Darcy (2004) International Humanitarian Law and the Question of Collective Responsibility. [Conference Paper], Inaugural Conference of the European Society of International Law, Florence, Italy , 13-MAY-04 - 15-MAY-04.|
|Shane Darcy (2004) The Concept of Criminal Organisations: A Human Rights Perspective. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland , 02-APR-04 - 04-APR-04.|
|Shane Darcy (2003) What Future for the Doctrine of Belligerent Reprisals?. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes, University of Essex, United Kingdom , 19-SEP-03 - 21-SEP-03.|
|Shane Darcy (2003) IDF Security Measures in the Occupied Territories. [Conference Paper], Defending Human Rights in Conflicts and Emergencies, Nottingham School of Law Student Conference 2003, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom , 15-MAR-03 - 15-MAR-03.|
| Dr Andrea Breslin
Dr Joseph Rikhof
Dr Helen McDermott