Ms. Ryan is a third year SJD student at Duke Law. Her dissertation proposes a feminist human rights based approach to abortion law and politics. Christine is exploring how feminist methods and insights can transform human rights law and practice on abortion and she explores this using an in-depth case study of abortion law and politics in Ireland. Ms. Ryan is a Fulbright scholar at Duke and a Graduate Fellow at the Kenan Center for Ethics. Prior to Duke, Christine worked as a human rights officer with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. She continues to work as a human rights consultant to Irish Aid and provides technical expertise on how the state can apply a human rights based approach in international development policy and practice. Ms. Ryan completed an LLM (with distinction) at University College London and an LLB (first class honors) at University of College Cork, Ireland.

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