Biography

Dr. Daniel Aguirre is a Senior Lecturer in Law and joined Roehampton in January 2019. He is an expert in international human rights law interested in researching business and human rights, development, transitional justice, and law and international relations. He has taught human rights and international law as well as other law and international relations topics at universities in Canada, the UK, Italy, China, Thailand and Myanmar. 

Dr. Aguirre has worked extensively with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), primarily in South East Asia, training human rights and environmental activists on the implementation of human rights law, strategic litigation and access to justice. He was the legal advisor for the International Commission of Jurists based in Yangon, Myanmar from December 2013 to August 2017, establishing the organisation’s office there and implementing a programs on access to justice, judicial independence and business and human rights. He worked with government officials, Judges, Prosecutors, lawyers and civil society activists in this role. He continues to work with NGOs and acts as a consultant on human rights issues internationally. 

Links

Dr. Aguirre writes a blog about his work and business and human rights issues in Myanmar (Burma): 

https://businesshumanrightsburma.wordpress.com 

Qualifications

2007 PhD International Law.Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland. Thesis Title: Globalization and the Tripartite Realization of The Right to Development. Supervisor: Prof. William A. Schabas.

2000-2001 L.L.M in International Human Rights Law.  Irish Centre for Human Rights. Dissertation Title: Environmental Degradation and Humanitarian Law 

1995-2000 Honours BA in Political Science and 1999 BA General Political Science and International Relations. The University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 

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