Siobhan McInerney-Lankford

Siobhán McInerney-Lankford

Siobhán McInerney-Lankford is Senior Counsel at the World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency and an expert in international human rights law.  She has advised the World Bank on human rights law and international law since 2002 and has represented the World Bank in a variety of fora including the UN, EU and the OECD; from 2006-2009 she chaired the OECD DAC Human Rights Task Team. At the World Bank she has worked primarily in the Legal Department (in both advisory and operational capacities). She has also worked in the Banks’ Policy Department where she served as Legal Advisor to the Bank’s first Human Rights Trust Fund. 

Siobhán is an adjunct professor at AU Washington College of Law, and has lectured at EPLO, EIUC, the Fletcher School  Harvard and the UN Summer Academy.  She has published widely on human rights law and is co-editor with Professor Robert McCorquodale of a forthcoming book on International Law and Sustainable Development (OUP, 2023)

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. (EU human rights law) both from Oxford. She is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and the District of Columbia.

Currently Teaching

Human Rights and Development (LAW-739S-001)

Selected Works

Co-editor of Research Methods in Human Rights: A Handbook (Edward Elgar 2017)

Areas of Specialization

  • International/Comparative Law
  • Development
  • International Human Rights/Humanitarian Law