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Ann Power-Forde – Human Rights Jurist

Ann Power-Forde is a Human Rights Jurist and an experienced International Judge, having served on the European Court of Human Rights from March 2008 until her final case in July 2015.  During her time on the Strasbourg Court her separate opinions contributed to significant developments in the case law of the Court in diverse areas, including, the right of journalists to the protection of sources, the right to conscientious objection and the right not to be persecuted on the grounds of sexual orientation or religious belief.  She has adjudicated on issues arising from the invasion of Iraq, the annexation of Crimea, the consequences of global terrorism, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and the legacy of European genocide.

A Consultant Adviser in International Human Rights Law, Ann is an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, London and is Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.  As Senior Counsel she developed a distinguished expertise in Public, Medical and Constitutional Law. Ann is an academic with over 25 years of experience in teaching Philosophy and Jurisprudence.  She has published papers on a wide range of topics, including, international human rights law, bioethics, judicial ethics and risk management. She is an International Speaker on Human Rights and Issues of Global Justice.  She is the Presiding Judge of the Constitutional Court Chamber at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, an internationalized tribunal located in The Hague.