Andrea Broderick (A.C.)
Dr. Andrea Broderick is an Associate Professor of International and European (Human Rights) Law at Maastricht University, having previously been a tenured Assistant Professor at Maastricht University and (before that) a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher. She was appointed as the Programme Director for the Master programmes at the European Law School at Maastricht University in 2021. Andrea was also appointed as the National (Dutch) Director and the Director (on behalf of Maastricht University) of the European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice) in 2019. She was elected to the Executive Committee of the Venice Master Programme in 2020.
Andrea holds a Ph.D. in international and comparative disability equality law from Maastricht University. Her Ph.D. thesis was nominated for the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2016. She received the Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science in 2018. Andrea also holds a BA International (law and French), awarded (with First Class Honours, outstanding performance) jointly by the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and the University of Poitiers, France. In addition, she graduated from NUIG with an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws), and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy, with First Class Honours (2nd in class). Andrea is also a qualified lawyer (solicitor), having graduated at the Law Society of Ireland. Furthermore, she holds a University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO).
Before working at Maastricht University, Andrea worked in professional legal practice for several years, mainly in the areas of contract law and employment law. She also worked as a legal officer in the banking sector and volunteered for free legal advice centres on disability rights cases.
Andrea has established a clear and interlinked research agenda in the fields of economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to health and the right to (inclusive) education; international and European (comparative) disability equality law; technology and human rights; and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. She has published widely in academic journals and books, and has written major thematic reports for the European Commission and the Council of Europe, among others.
Andrea has co-authored the first academic textbook on international and European disability law (together with Prof. Delia Ferri, Maynooth University), which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Together with Prof. Ferri, she has also co-edited the first Research Handbook on EU Disability Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020).
Andrea is regularly invited to give guest lectures at the European Academy of Law, Trier, among others. She has also been commissioned to do consultancy work on the compliance of national laws with international and European disability and equality laws. She has also been invited as an expert in several projects, including the EU-CITZEN project of DG Justice. In addition, she has served as Expert Rapporteur for the European Commission on the implementation of the CRPD in the EU, and she successfully tendered to carry out the PROLOG Rule of Law project in Georgia, among other funded projects. She is also a Senior Expert for the European Commission's European Disability Expertise network.
Andrea has teaching experience in a wide range of subjects, and she currently coordinates the courses EU Law II (substantive EU law) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and Introduction to International Human Rights at the Law Faculty at Maastricht University.
Andrea Broderick is an Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University.
Andrea is also the National Director and EMA Director (on behalf of Maastricht University) of the European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice), Global Campus of Human Rights.
In addition, she is the Programme Coordinator/Director of the Masters European Law School.