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Friday, 8 July 2011
Dr Nancie Prud'homme
From left, Ray Murphy, Françoise Hampson, Nancie and myself.
Nancie Prud'homme successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law this afternoon. There were two external examiners, Professor Françoise Hampson of Essex University and Professor Douglas Cassel of Notre Dame University. Dr Ray Murphy was the internal examiner. Nancie began studying with me more than fifteen years ago when she was an undergraduate law student at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was a member of team of students from the University that competed in the Concours René Cassin in Strasbourg in 1995, and of which I was the coach. Nancie also did her LLM degree at the Université du Québec à Montréal under my supervision, although she completed it in Galway. Nancie now works as the manager for the EU-China Project at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. She has also been involved in other initiatives, such as the report on Burma that we published last year.