Kirsteen Shields

Kirsteen Shields

Lecturer

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Bio

Biography

Kirsteen Shields has held the post of Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Dundee since 2010 where she teaches UK Public Law and International Human Rights Law. Prior to joining Dundee Law School, she held the post of Fellow in Human Rights at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She graduated in Law with French from the University of Glasgow and holds a PhD from the University of London, where she undertook research as part of an inter-institutional AHRC (UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) research project. Whilst undertaking her doctoral research she also held a Fellowship at Centre for Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy, at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Kirsteen has experience working with intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, including UNESCO, Liberty human rights organisation and A4ID (Advocates for International Development). In 2011 Kirsteen was awarded the title of Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year.

In 2014 Kirsteen will be a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Teaching

Public Law I, Public Law III, Constitutional Law, UN Human Rights Law (LLM), Regional Human Rights Law (LLM), Legal Research Skills (LLM).

Research

Kirsteen's research is in the field of public international law and international human rights, particularly relating to the human rights obligations of corporations; global governance of natural resources; and the relationship(s) between international law structures and global inequality.

Research Outputs

Shields, K 2014, ' Ethical trade networks as a catalyst for corporate compliance with human rights '. in M Fenwick, S Van Uytsel & S Wrbka (eds), Networked governance, transnational business and the law. Springer, Berlin, pp. 127-142., 10.1007/978-3-642-41212-7_7

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2014, ' The place of human rights in a future Scotland ' Green's Scottish Human Rights Journal , no. 65, 1, pp. 1-6.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Shields, K 2014, ' What we talk about when we talk about sovereignty '. in Scotland '44: Ideas for a New Nation. Post Collective, Edinburgh., pp. 74-84.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2013, ' Rewriting the centricity of the state in pursuit of global justice '. in A Perry-Kessaris (ed.), Socio-legal approaches to international economic law: text, context, subtext. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 235-249.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2012, ' Fairtrade and Labour Standards: why Fairtrade is succeeding where international law has failed '. in B Granville & J Dine (eds), The Processes and Practices of Fair Trade: Trust, Ethics and Governance. Routledge, London, pp. 232-245.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2011, ' Labor exploitation: crossing the threshold between acceptable and unacceptable labor conditions '. in P Kaufmann, H Kuch, C Neuhauser & E Webster (eds), Humiliation, degradation, dehumanization: human dignity violated. Library of ethics and applied philosophy, no. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 173-189., 10.1007/978-90-481-9661-6_13

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2010, ' "The fairtrade movement" '. in A Fagan (ed.), Essex internet encyclopaedia of human rights (EIEHR). Human Rights Centre, University of Essex .

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Shields, K 2010, ' "The right to development" '. in A Fagan (ed.), Essex internet encyclopaedia of human rights (EIEHR). Human Rights Centre, University of Essex .

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Dine, J & Shields, K 2008, ' Corporate social responsibility: do corporations have a responsibility to trade fairly? Can the fairtrade movement deliver the duty? '. in N Boeger, R Murray & C Villiers (eds), Perspectives on corporate social responsibility. Corporations, globalisation and the law, Edward Elgar, pp. 144-169.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Dine, J & Shields, K 2008, ' Fair trade and reflexive democracy ' European Business Organization Law Review , vol 9, no. 2, pp. 163-186., 10.1017/S1566752908001638

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Press

'Young thinker' title for law lecturer Kirsteen

  • Published: 17/11/2011
  • Press clipping: Research

A Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee has been named Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year for 2011 for her ideas on how to 'rethink the recession'. Kirsteen Shields (28), originally from Glasgow, was awarded the title by the Young Scotland and Northern Ireland Programme, the organisation founded by the journalist Kenneth Roy. Kirsteen's pre…

Times Higher Education: Bright ideas sparked in dark days

  • Published: 18/04/2013
  • Press clipping: Other

Society must use the economic recession of the past five years as an opportunity to rethink how it is organised, a lecturer was due to argue in a public event on 16 April. Kirsteen Shields, a lecturer in the University of Dundee’s School of Law, planned to tell the Dundee Arts Café event that “in the brutality of the recession we have an opportunity to redesign our s…

Scottish independence referendum: Experts examine the claims

  • Published: 12/02/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25847084

Scotland and the EU

  • Published: 26/05/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

Blogpost by Kirsteen Shields on 'The Future of UK and Scotland': http://futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scotland-and-eu

Kosovo’s EU struggle is no precedent for Scotland

  • Published: 25/02/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

Article by Kirsteen Shields in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/kosovos-eu-struggle-is-no-precedent-for-scotland-23334

Activities

SOAS Food Forum: Risks of and Resistance to Extraterritorial Dimensions of the Right to Food

Role: Invited speaker, Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year

Role: Recipient, Activity: Prize (including medals and awards)

Rethinking the Recession

Role: Speaker, Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

London Roundtable on Transnational Private Law Theory

Role: Invited speaker, Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

EUI Working Group on Human Rights

Role: Organiser, Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

'Review of the Right to Food: Ceci n’est pas un right to food?'

Ethics Forum: Fairtrade and Food Security

Role: Invited speaker, Activity: Participation in conference

Invited Speaker

Consultation on the Right to Food

Role: Contributor, Activity: Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Association of Human Rights Institutions Annual Conference

Role: Speaker, Activity: Participation in conference