Sarah Arduin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

Sarah Arduin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin. She is a graduate of the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas (Licence de Droit) and of Trinity College Dublin (LLM). She holds a PhD from the School of Law at TCD on comparative constitutional and regulatory regime in the context of the right to education of persons with disabilities. Her main field of research sits at the intersection of regulation and human rights with an emphasis on the right to education. Her current research seeks to better understand how and why significant gaps have emerged between educational policies as expressed by law and the level of compliance with legal norms in the lived experience of schools. In this context, Sarah Arduin is looking at the information expressed in a legal framework, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), identifies how the audience understands and interprets the legal norms, and analyses the extent to which policies and individual decisions may be shaped by normative beliefs, legal norms, and social norms. Sarah is also looking at modes of governance at the transnational level, with a particular emphasis on experimentalist governance in the context of the UN CRPD.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Expressive Dimension of Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in, editor(s)De Beco, G., Lord, J. and Quinlivan, S. , The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, ppforthcoming , [Sarah Arduin] Book Chapter, 2017

Article 3: General Principles in, editor(s)Ilias Bantekas, Michael Stein, and Dimitris Anastasiou , The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, ppforthcoming , [Sarah Arduin] Book Chapter, 2017

Sarah Arduin, A review of the values that underpin the structure of an education system and its approach to disability and inclusion, Oxford Review of Education, 41, (1), 2015, p105 - 121 Journal Article, 2015

Sarah Arduin, Can Ireland endorse a human rights-based approach to special education?, Dublin University Law Journal, 36, 2013, p93 - 126 Journal Article, 2013

Research Expertise

Description

My research is interdisciplinary; it sits at the intersection of regulation and human rights with an emphasis on the right to education. It seeks to understand how gaps have emerged between educational policies as expressed by law and the level of compliance with the legal norms in the lived experience of schools. In addition, my research strives to understand the legal architecture of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and the mechanisms therein contained aimed at securing compliance with the provisions of the treaty. In this sense, it looks at the regulatory framework of this international treaty in the context of experimentalist governance.