Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, LLM. (Maastricht University), PhD (NUI Galway) is a lecturer for international law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law at Griffith College Dublin since September 2017. Prior to this lectureship at GCD, he worked 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, deputy director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
His doctoral research focused on the engagement of Sri Lanka with the United Nations human rights machinery. Before his occupation at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, he studied law at the universities of Bonn and Marburg (Germany). Subsequently, he had worked at different research institutions, universities, politicians and policy-makers in Düsseldorf 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 and will be presenting papers at think tanks, International organisations and universities in, inter alia, Braga, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Geneva, London, New Delhi, Padova, Seattle, Seoul, Singapore. He has written on numerous issues regarding international law.
His first book was recently published with Springer Publishers. For more info, click here.