Ruth joined the ICCT team in August 2020 as an intern.
Ruth has a joint honours degree in Law and French, from University College Cork (UCC). While in UCC, she served as a member of the editorial board of the Cork Online Law Review, and later, as Letters Editor. Ruth studied at l’Université de Strasbourg for one year under the Erasmus programme, and followed courses in the area of Public International law and EU law. While living in Strasbourg, she worked as an intern for MEP Ms Deirdre Clune and Vice President of the European Parliament, Ms Mairéad McGuinness.
Ruth has a keen interest in human rights and immigration law and policy, and following her bachelor, she worked with the New Communities Partnership, an NGO which supports the integration of migrants into the community in Cork city. She then took up the position of legal assistant at Berkeley Solicitors, a law firm which specialises in Irish and EU Immigration Law, before moving to Greece to volunteer with Project Elea at Eleonas refugee camp. As a volunteer, she taught English to adults and served as coordinator of ‘Little School’, a kindergarten in the camp.
Ruth moved to the Hague in October 2019 to complete a pre-master course in Public Administration at Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, and began her masters in Public Administration: International and European Governance in February 2020.
As an intern, her work will largely focus on editing and publishing of top-tier scholarship in the ICCT Journal.
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