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Professor Tom Hadden

Professor of Law, TJI

Room 21D71, Dalriada House

University of Ulster


Co. Antrim

BT37 0QB

Ph: +44 (0)28 9036 6253

Professor Tom Hadden was appointed to a part-time Chair at the Transitional Justice Institute, from August 2011.  Professor Hadden is Emeritus Professor with Queen’s University Belfast and has been a Visiting Professor with the TJI for the last three years.  Tom Hadden was born and educated in Northern Ireland. He spent a year at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles before taking his first degree in Moral Science and Law and a taught postgraduate LLB at Christ's College, Cambridge. In 1965 he was awarded a research fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and in1967 he completed a PhD on the law of criminal and company fraud at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology. He spent two years as a lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury before returning to Northern Ireland in 1969 as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University Belfast. In 1974 he changed to a (50%) part-time contract to enable him to focus his academic work on research and writing and to allow time for his non-academic work as founding editor of Fortnight: an Independent Review for Northern Ireland. In 1985 he was promoted to a part-time Professorship in Law. He has held visiting professorships at the University of British Columbia, Magill University, University College Galway, and the University of New South Wales. From 1985-1990 he was a member of the Standing Advisory Commission for Human Rights in Northern Ireland and he is currently a part-time Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. He is currently working as a consultant for the United Nations Working Group on Minorities. His main teaching interests have been in Company Law, Housing Law, Emergency Law and currently Human Rights Law. 

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