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Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan


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PhD (NUI Galway, Ireland) LL.M. (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, LLM. (Maastricht University) is a lecturer for international law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law at Griffith College Dublin since September 2017. Prior to this lectureship, he was occupied as a Fellow and research assistant to the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland. There, his doctoral thesis was supervised from 2013-2015 by the then Director of the Centre, Prof. Michael O’Flaherty (now Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU) and then by Dr. Shane Darcy. His research focuses on engagement of Sri Lanka with the UN human rights machinery. Before his occupation at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, he studied law at the universities of Bonn and Marburg, Germany, and worked in different research institutions, at universities, for policy-makers in Duesseldorf and Berlin, Germany. Finally, he worked as a junior lawyer for the tenants’ association in Bonn, Germany. Thamil holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has presented papers at different universities and has written on numerous issues relating to international law