PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

PILAFollowing their recent book, ‘Public interest litigation and social change in South Africa: Strategies, tactics and lessons’, Gilbert Marcus SC and Nick Ferreira are visiting Dublin to share learning in public interest litigation.

Date:                     7 July 2015

Time:                    5.30pm – 7pm

Venue:                 The Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quay

Marcus and Ferreira will explore the duty of the State in constitutional cases, followed by a panel discussion with Michael Lynn SC and Noeline Blackwell of FLAC on the experience of public interest litigators in Ireland. The seminar will be chaired by former Attorney General, Paul Gallagher SC.

This event is a must for those interested in how to best use rights, law and litigation to advance social change.

Gilbert Marcus is a senior advocate at the Johannesburg Bar and specialises in human rights and constitutional law. He is one of South Africa’s most respected advocates and has represented clients in some of the country’s seminal political trials under apartheid, as well as in path-breaking Constitutional Court cases. He is also one of the founders of the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa’s leading litigation centre, and has previously acted as Judge of the High Courts in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Nick Ferreira is an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar and specialises in human rights and constitutional law. He has masters and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Click here to register for the event or alternatively email rachel.power@flac.ie. CPD points are available.

Click here for ‘Public interest litigation and social change in South Africa: Strategies, tactics and lessons’ by Budlender, Marcus and Ferreira.

PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

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