ICCL Executive Board

Alan DP Brady 

Alan Brady Photo

Alan DP Brady   is a practicing barrister and an adjunct lecturer in the Law School at Trinity College Dublin.  At TCD, he teaches an undergraduate course on penology and a postgraduate course on judicial review and human rights. He also teaches administrative law at the King's Inns. He has previously worked at Front Line and at the Law Reform Commission. He has a PhD in human rights law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Claire Hamilton

Claire Hamilton ICCL Board Member

Dr. Claire Hamilton practised as a barrister in criminal law until 2004 when she became a full time academic. She now works as a lecturer in criminology in Queen’s University Belfast where she lectures on policing, criminal justice and penal policy. Her first book Whittling the Golden Thread: The Presumption of Innocence and Irish Criminal Law was published by Irish Academic Press in 2007 and her second book, Social Work and Social Care Law appeared in 2012. Her third book entitled Reconceptualising Penality: A comparative perspective on punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand will be published by Ashgate’s Advances in Criminology series in 2014. She has previously served on the board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and acted as Chair of the Trust from 2005 to 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in Law (Criminology) from UCD.


Clare Naughton

Clare Naughton

Clare Naughton is a qualified solicitor practising with Northside Community Law Centre. Clare’s areas of practice are Housing and Community Care. Clare was a contributor to Social Housing Rights Explained and has spoken widely on the area of social housing rights in Ireland. Clare also has a certificate in Mental Health and Capacity Law from the Law Society of Ireland. Clare has a strong interest in Human Rights Law having also practised in criminal law for a number of years. Clare is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Jonah Mudehwe

Jonah Mudehwe

Jonah Mudehwe has over 20 years‘ experience in management and leadership in the civil society sector.  Prior to coming to Ireland, Jonah held the position of Chief Executive Officer of NANGO, the representative body of non-governmental organisations in Zimbabwe. Prior to that, he was employed by World Vision Zimbabwe in different management positions. Jonah has also served on various boards for statutory and voluntary organisations such as the International Council on Social Welfare and the Private Voluntary Organisations Board in Zimbabwe.

Jonah has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a post graduate Diploma and a Masters’ degree in Development studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre in Ireland. He is currently studying for his ACCA professional accountancy qualification. Jonah is currently employed as a Finance Manager by the Irish Refugee Council.  He has also worked in other voluntary organisations and the private sector in Ireland for five years.


Deirdre Miller

Deirdre Miller ICCL Board

Deirdre Miller is an experienced not for profit senior manager with a proven track record in delivering business objectives across the areas of fundraising, campaigning, advocacy and overseas development programmes. Deirdre has worked for a number of well respected International NGOs including Oxfam, ActionAid and Trócaire. Deirdre has a masters degree in International Development from Dublin City University and is currently studying Law at the Dublin Institute of Technology.


JB Terrins

JB terrins

J.B. is currently NUI Galway’s International Mobility Manager with responsibility for promoting staff and student in- and outbound mobility. From 2011-2016 he was Head of Business and Strategic Development at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUI Galway) and managed relationships with funders including the EU, the UN, The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Open Society Foundations, LUMOS, the Asia-Pacific Forum, the European and Irish Research Councils. J.B. was previously Director of Alumni Relations with NUI Galway (2006-2011). He holds an MBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) (2005) and a BA Hons in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin.



Andrew Forde

Andrew Forde was appointed to the Board of the ICCL in summer 2015. He is a political advisor at the Council of Europe, but has broad experience in both management and advisory capacities across the human rights and international development sectors. He has worked as a human rights advisor to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, a human rights and governance officer with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and more recently served as Head of Operations/Deputy Head of the Council of Europe’s Office in Kosovo. He has worked for the former Irish Human Rights Commission and has wide-ranging experience in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and overseas. Andrew holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and is a doctoral candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights specialising in human rights protection in areas of limited statehood.




Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor was appointed to the Board of ICCL on 24th April. Mary has a background of over 35 years’ experience in human rights campaigning and advocacy. She set up leading international NGO Front Line Defenders in 2001. Prior to Front Line, Mary was Director of the Irish Section of Amnesty International from 1988-2000. 




Maurice Manning

Maurice Manning

Maurice Manning was appointed to the Board of ICCL on 24th April 2017. Maurice is a former President of the Irish Human Rights Commission, as well as a former Senator and TD. He is currently Chancellor of the National University of Ireland. He has had a long careers as an academic, a writer and a politician and has served on several government and non-governmental boards. 

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