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Colm O’Dwyer SC

Colm O’Dwyer

Colm O’Dwyer SC is an Irish barrister (Senior Counsel) who specialises in human rights, international protection and public law litigation.

Colm was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1997. He regularly pleads before the Superior Courts in Ireland and has appeared for the applicants/plaintiffs or amicus curiae in a number of significant and frequently cited Irish human rights, E.U. and citizenship law judicial review cases.

Colm is a former member of the Bar Council and was the first chair of the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Committee. He was also formerly the chair of the Non-Governmental Organisation Ruhama, which assists and supports women affected by prostitution and victims of trafficking.