End Direct Provision: #DirectProvision15

End Direct Provision: #DirectProvision15

Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer, Irish Refugee Council. Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in UCD.  On April 10th 2015, direct provision will be 15 years in existence. To mark this, Human Rights in Ireland will dedicate one week to contributions on the direct provision system: its impact on people, their physical and mental(…)

Guest Post: 20 years after Beijing: let’s take a few steps back.

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Leonard Taylor, who is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. His research topic is on Catholicism and human rights.  You can contact him l.taylor3[at]nuigalway.ie  This post is in response to Aoife O’Donoghue’s article [20 Years after Beijing: Taking a few steps(…)

Final Workshop in the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.

The programme for the 4th and final set of drafting workshops in the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project is now online here. Events take place next month at Griffith College and UCD. The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project brings a new critical methodology to bear on Irish and Northern Irish legal studies. A collective of academics and practitioners have come together across(…)

20 Years after Beijing: Taking a few steps back?

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is set to be the biggest conference yet solely dedicated to women’s issues. With 900 participants it has set itself as both a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is celebrated as a pivotal moment in the progression of women’s rights(…)

The Case for Marriage Equality, March 26 2015 at 6.30pm

The Case for Marriage Equality, March 26 2015 at 6.30pm

UCD Human Rights Network, in association with UCD Philosophy Society and UCD LGBTQ+ Society invite you to The Case for Marriage Equality Speakers: Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan Chair: Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland. Date and Location: Thursday, 26th March 2015 at 6.30 pm in UCD Sutherland School of Law (map(…)

Managing or combating domestic violence? Penal mediation in Greece

Managing or combating domestic violence? Penal mediation in Greece

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, which amongst other initiatives attempted to bring violence against women to the forefront of UN’s action on gender equality. Twenty years later the situation remains grim. Despite the enactment of a series of domestic laws that focused on violence against women and more specifically(…)

Maynooth Law School: The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspective

Maynooth Law School: The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspective

‘The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspectives’ A Public Lecture by Col. Desmond Travers When: Monday, 23 March 2015, 6:30pm – 8pm Where: Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University Desmond Travers is a retired Irish army colonel who served with a number of UN peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and the Balkans. He is(…)

The Truth about Torture: Ireland v UK Revisited

Maynooth University Department of Law is hosting a talk by two of the ‘Hooded Men’, Jim Auld and Joe Clarke, followed by a legal analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case with Fiona Duignan, LLM. The event will talk place Monday, 9 March, at 5pm in CS2, which is located in the Callan(…)

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