Dr Brenda Daly is Lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, where she lectures on law and dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) and healthcare law.  She has recently been appointed as the Irish Chairperson of the National Mediation Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration. Previously Dr Daly was the Associate Investigator of an Irish Research Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences/ Department of Foreign Affairs Conflict Resolution Unit funded project that examined the capacity of the EU as an international peace mediator (2009-2010).

Dr Daly has a particular interest in researching the potential to extrapolate lessons from the legal mediation framework and how these might help enhance the development of mediation within the context of conflict resolution. She has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles on this subject: (2011) “International Peace Mediation through a Legal Lens.” Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 22, pp238-246; (2011) “Conceptualising International Peace Mediation – Bring Back the Law.” in Frenkel, David (ed.) International Law, Conventions and Justice, pp93-104; (2010) “International Peace Mediators and Codes of Conduct: An Analysis.” The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance; available at this link; (2010) “Resolving Armed Conflict: The Acehnese Experience of Mediation.” US-China Law Review, 7 (3), pp1-14.

Recent research-based conference presentations have included papers on the EU’s peace mediation capacities, the conceptualisation of international peace mediation from the perspective of the legal mediation framework, the role of the international peace mediator and the interventions of the EU in the Aceh peace process.

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