I offer thorough and critical research in international human rights law and related fields. My main research interests and areas of expertise include due diligence obligations to protect targeted or vulnerable groups; the rights of sexual and gender minorities; international humanitarian law, and economic and social rights.

I also offer project evaluation services for non-profit organisations and can support in the development of Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) strategies.

Human Rights Education

I am also actively engaged in human rights education. Twice per year I have the pleasure of leading the Defending Human Rights trainings for peace activists at the Centre for Training and Networking on Nonviolence, Kurve Wustrow.

I am happy to develop bespoke trainings and workshops on human rights and international human rights standards, especially as they relate to protection of human rights defenders, armed conflict, sexual and gender minorities and critical perspectives on human rights.

Strategy, Team Building, and Mediation

Much of my work has involved facilitation of capacity-building and strategy development for human rights organisations. The primary focus of this work has been developing protection strategies in contexts of risk. However, this has often led to a broadening of scope to issues of strategy more generally. Much of my current work now concerns the latter.

Conflict management and team development are also closely related to these processes. As a certified mediator under German law, I relish helping teams identify, analyse, and generate solutions to the challenges which naturally arise in these processes.

Holistic Protection Strategies

I support human rights organisations, collectives, and movements in developing creative strategies to continue their work in violent contexts. Along with a diverse group of dedicated and passionate experts, I contributed to the development of what is now sometimes called ‘holistic security‘ and have published academic and praxis-oriented writings in this regard.



n. Irish Gaelic: Justice, Equity.

Daniel Ó Cluanaigh BA MSt

I have been active in the field of international human rights since 2010.

I hold an Hons. BA in International Relations from Dublin City University (2009) and an MSt with Distinction in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford (2022).

I have undertaken certification in Mediation and Conflict Management in Organisations and Multi-Track Peace Mediation at Inmedio Berlin.

I offer my services in English, Catalan, German, and Spanish.

Contact me: daniel[at]

Photograph: Aleksandra Majak.



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