Nuala Mole biography

Nuala Mole

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Who is Nuala Mole?

Nuala Mole is a human rights lawyer and advocate who has led two pro bono legal advice and advocacy organisations: Interrights and the AIRE Centre, which she founded.

Initially specialising in immigration and asylum, her work now includes all aspects of international human rights law. Nuala was chosen by the Council of Europe to represent human rights NGOs at the 50th anniversary of the European Convention and was Law Society Human Rights Lawyer of the Year.

Nuala was part of the legal team in over 70 cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Since 2001 she has assisted in curriculum development and implementation for judicial training centres.

Nuala is the founder and Director of the AIRE Centre. She has worked for more than 25 years in the field of human rights. She has written extensively on all aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights and on the free movement of persons under European Union law, with special attention to the interface between the two legal orders. She is on the Board of the European Human Rights Law Review and co-edits the Centre's monthly Bulletin of ECHR caselaw.

She has received the 2005 Prix de l'Ancien - this Alumnus of the Year Prize is awarded each year to a former student of the College of Europe who has made a significant contribution to the "promotion of the European ideal, the promotion of excellence, generosity, tolerance and respect for diversity, friendship and solidarity and open-mindedness".


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