The programme has now been announced for a conference entitled “Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe” being organised by the Centre for Housing Rights and Policy in NUIG to be held on April 20 and 21. Confirmed speakers include Pádraic Kenna whose excellent work on housing in Ireland is well known, Ms. Justice Laffoy of the High Court, and international experts including Lorna Fox-O’Mahony from Durham and Ioannis Dimitrakopoulo from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
The conference will offer the opportunity to explore significant contemporary issues arising in the area of Housing Law, Rights and Policy from both a European and International perspective. The conference will include but is not limited to the following themes: Housing and homelessness, international perspectives on developments in housing law, rights and policy, impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on housing and independent living, impact of the EU Charter of Rights and the Treaty of Lisbon on housing, land and planning, recent developments in EU/US mortgage law and policy, developments in the rented housing sector in Europe, consumer protection and defining the relationship between law, rights and policy in housing, land and planning in the meta-regulatory era and public interest law and housing rights.
Full booking details are here. It looks set to be an excellent event.