Anna Marie Brennan LL.M.

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Anna Marie Brennan is a PhD Candidate at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland under the supervision of Professor Siobhan Mullally and Dr. Fiona Donson. Her PhD is examining how and to what extent members of transnational armed groups can be held accountable under International Law for armed attacks upon civilian populations. In 2012, she was awarded an IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship to fund the completion of her doctorate. She has also previously been awarded a UCC Law Faculty PhD Scholarship and the President James Slattery Gold Medal in Law for academic excellence. In May 2011, she won the Aidan Synnott Prize to fund study at The Hague Academy of International Law. Anna Marie was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in 2012. She was also a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in 2011. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Public International Law at UCC where she has also lectured International Criminal Law. In 2012, Anna Marie worked on the defence team of Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. At present, Anna Marie is the Assistant Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law and the Eyes on the International Criminal Court Journal. She was previously an Assistant Editor of the Irish Yearbook of International Law and the Irish Journal of Legal Studies. Anna Marie’s research interests include international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law. During her stay at the Asser Institute, Anna Marie will examine the application of the joint criminal enterprise doctrine to members of transnational armed groups. Her research has been published in various journals such as The Hague Yearbook of International Law and the Irish Criminal Law Journal.