Siobhan McInerney-Lankford

Dr. Siobhán McInerney-Lankford is Senior Counsel at the World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency and a recognised expert in international human rights law, advising the World Bank in this area since 2002. She currently serves as country lawyer for CAR, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia and Syria. She regularly represents the World Bank in international human rights fora, including at the UN, EU and OECD. Dr. McInerney-Lankford has published widely on human rights law and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on human rights methodology. She is an adjunct professor at AU Washington College of Law. She holds an LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin, (First Class Honors), an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a BCL and DPhil in EU human rights law both from Oxford. In 2010 and 2011, the Irish Voice newspaper named her among the Irish Legal 100 and in 2016 the Irish Times recognised her among the Irish Women of the World (Law).

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Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which would replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 17 ...
Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

The new Optional Protocol (OP) to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) entered into force on 5 May 2013. The OP recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider ...