Sinéad Gough


After obtaining a Bachelor of Laws at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, Sinéad completed an LLM in Public International Law with Distinction at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).  Her LLM thesis focused on the right to self-determination in post-Belfast Agreement Northern Ireland. 
Sinéad has recently obtained a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights Democratisation (EIUC). Her EMA thesis was about women expressing agency in their everyday lives during the Troubles in Northern Ireland (1969-1998). 
Sinéad previously worked as an intern at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) where she provided case summaries and analyses for the European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL), and completed country overview profiles on asylum procedures in different european jurisdictions. She also translated case summaries in English, French and German. 
Sinéad’s introduction to Law came with a brief internship at LMC Partners Law Firm in Paris. She has volunteered as a French language teacher for refugee women at Humans for Women in Paris. She has also participated in the Afghanistan Support Group organised by the EMA alumni in an effort to provide administrative assistance to Afghan refugees seeking asylum across the EU.  
Sinéad’s main areas of interest and expertise include women’s rights, transitional justice, state crime and LGBTQ+ rights. She is bilingual in French and English, speaks good German and has basic Italian.