Siobhan McInerney-Lankford



Siobhán McInerney-Lankford is Senior Counsel at the World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency and a recognized expert in international human rights law, advising the World Bank in this area since 2002. She currently serves as country lawyer for CAR, Comoros, Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia and Syria. She regularly represents the World Bank in international human rights fora, including at the UN, EU and OECD. From 2006-2008 she chaired the OECD DAC Human Rights Task Team and currently serves as co-chair of the ASIL Human Rights Interest Group, the Human Rights and Development CoP under the GFLJD and as LEG advisor to both the World Bank Governance and HNP Global Practices.

Dr. McInerney-Lankford has published widely on human rights law and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on human rights methodology. She is an adjunct professor at AU Washington College of Law, and has taught at EPLO, EIUC (Venice Masters) and UN Summer Academy.

She holds an LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin, (First Class Honors), an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a B.C.L. and D.Phil. in EU human rights law both from Oxford. In 2010 and 2011, the Irish Voice newspaper named her among the Irish Legal 100 and in 2016 the Irish Times recognized her among the Irish Women of the World (Law). She is a member of the ABA and admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Rhode Island.



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