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Ann Power-Forde

Season 1, Ep. 5

Our guest today is Ann Power-Forde — an academic, a Senior Counsel, a former International Judge and, currently, a Judge on the Court of Appeal in Ireland. From 2017 until 2019, Ann served as the Presiding Judge of the Constitutional Court Chamber within the Kosovo Specialist Chambers—a war crimes Tribunal based in the Hague. Before that, she had served for over seven years as a Judge on the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.


As a member of the Strasbourg Court—the world’s largest international court—Ann sat in cases that dealt with some of the most pressing concerns of our time, including, the legacy of the invasion of Iraq, the annexation of Crimea, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the treatment of immigrants and other vulnerable minorities and the consequences of global terrorism.


Ann studied English and Philosophy at the Mater Dei Institute of Education. She obtained her Master’s Degree in the Philosophy of Education from Trinity College, Dublin, and went on to study Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford.  


The DCU Voices Podcast Series is hosted by Fergal O’Keeffe who interviews some fascinating DCU Alumni, to learn about their careers, mentors, milestones, and memories of their time in DCU and how their time in DCU shaped their lives and careers.


For more information on DCU Alumni go to https://www.dcu.ie/alumni.

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