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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Classification of Conflicts, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Integrated Missions and Peacekeeping, International Humanitarian Law, Occupation Law, Protection of Civilians, Protection Strategies, Public International Law

<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 52, 55); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px;">Dr Wills is currently a Professor of Law at the&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster.</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 52, 55); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Her&nbsp;primary research area is public international law, particularly the law of armed conflict, human rights law, and the law relevant&nbsp;to peacekeeping operations. She obtained her LLB from NUIGalway in 2000 (First Class Honours and Ranked First in her Class); her LLM from Yale in 2001 and her doctorate from Oxford University in 2007.&nbsp; Her book &#39;Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers&#39; was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.&nbsp;&nbsp;She spent 2009-2010 as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Law School on the Human Rights Program and at New York University Law School on the Hauser Global Fellowship Program. In October 2010 she was given a President&#39;s Early Career Achievement Award. She was appointed Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, (UCC) in November 2010. Prior&nbsp;to her academic career Dr Wills&nbsp;worked in theatre. She has a BA in English from Birmingham University and is&nbsp;a member of both British and Irish Actors&#39; Equity Groups.</span></p>