Suzanne Egan has been a lecturer in international and European human rights law at the School of Law in University College Dublin since 1992. Prior to this, she worked in an independent research centre on refugee law and policy in Canada and the Law Reform Commission in Ireland. She has engaged in human rights training for various non-governmental organisations, the Council of Europe as well as the legal profession. She was appointed by the Irish government in 2000 to serve as a Member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, and was subsequently re-appointed for a second term in 2006