Kirsteen Shields

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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.

Publications

Shields, K 2017,

'Human Rights in Scotland' vol 17, no. 01, pp. 1-38.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Shields, K 2017,

Methods of Monitoring the Right to Food. in BA Andreassen, H-O Sano & S Mc Inerney-Lankford (eds), Research Methods in Human Rights : A Handbook. Handbooks of Research Methods in Law series , Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 333-353.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Lock, T & Shields, K 2016

'Human Rights and Brexit: Position Paper to the Standing Council on Europe' Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe, pp. 1-8.

Research output: Working Paper



Mac Innes, M & Shields, K 2015

'The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Human Rights: Key points and recommendations' Social Science Research Network .

Research output: Working Paper



Shields, K 2015,

'Tackling the Misuse of Rights Rhetoric in the Land Debate' Scottish Human Rights Journal, no. 68, pp. 1-4.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Abboud, W, Churchill, RR, Hartmann, J, Reid, CT & Shields, K

Inquiry into EU reform and the EU referendum: implications for Scotland.

Research output: Other Contribution



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



Shields, K 2014,

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

Research output: Contribution To Journal



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. DOI:
10.1007/978-3-642-41212-7_7

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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. DOI:
10.1007/978-90-481-9661-6_13

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



Dine, J & Shields, K 2008,

'Fair trade and reflexive democracy' European Business Organization Law Review, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 163-186. DOI:
10.1017/S1566752908001638

Research output: Contribution To Journal



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 Publishing, pp. 144-169.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



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

6 2 2015

Rethinking the Recession

Role: Speaker
Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

13 4 2013

London Roundtable on Transnational Private Law Theory

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

14 11 2014

EUI Working Group on Human Rights

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

25 6 2014

Ethics Forum: Fairtrade and Food Security

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

7 3 2014

Consultation on the Right to Food

Role: Contributor
Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

6 6 2014

Association of Human Rights Institutions Annual Conference

Role: Speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

29 9 2014