Shields, Kirsteen

Kirsteen Shields is an AHRC-funded doctoral research student on the Fair Trade project at CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London where she is supervised by Prof Janet Dine. She holds a European Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights, Venice, Italy / Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki (2005) and an LL.B Honours degree in Law with French Language from the University of Glasgow (2004) / Universite de Nanterre Paris X (2002-03). She has interned for the Human Rights and Development section, UNESCO, Paris, and has submitted research to Liberty human rights organization, London. Her current research focuses on the regulatory framework within which the Fair Trade networks operate and on legal theory questions of norm creation and compliance within transnational law. She is co-author with Prof Janet Dine of ‘Is there an international obligation to trade fairly within international law? Can the Fair Trade movement deliver the duty?' to appear in
The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives from Law and Regulatory Theory(Boeger, Murray, Villiers eds., Elgar publications, 2008).

Fellow Year: 
2007 - 2008

Doctoral Candidate, Queen Mary, University of LondonLL.B (Honours, Glasgow / Universite de Nanterre Paris X); LL.M (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights / University of Helsinki)

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