Emma moved from Ireland to pursue her Ph.D. at the Department of Legal Methods of the University of Groningen. Her project focuses on the impact of the international right to housing on national legal and judicial discourse at the peak court level in the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Netherlands.
During Emma’s Bachelor’s degree, she studied Law with Philosophy, which sparked an interest in International Law. This led her to pursue an LLM in International Law and Governance at Durham University. Her Master’s thesis compared the approaches of the United Nations and the European Court of Human Rights towards the right to culturally adequate housing. She has experience working in the housing sector in Ireland as a Legal Administrator in an Approved Housing Body.

Emma Sweeney

PhD Student

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