Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Associate Professor in Law
James Gallen
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

James Gallen is an associate professor  in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. His research interests include human rights, international law and legal and transitional justice. His present research agenda and recent publications concern a transitional justice approach to historical abuse in consolidated democracies and in Christian churches. His first monograph Transitional Justice and the Historical Abuses of Church and State will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

In 2017 he was appointed as an Expert Advisor on Transitional Justice by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to advise on a transitional justice approach to the issue of Mother and Baby Homes.

Research interests

I welcome research students in any area of public international law, human rights, or jurisprudence and political philosophy. I am especially interested in supervising research in the areas of jus post bellum, transitional justice, international criminal law, international human rights law and historical abuse or injustice.