Liam Thornton

About Liam Thornton

http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/faculty/liamthornton/

Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law and director of clinical legal education in University College Dublin. His particular research interests are on issues relating to the welfare state, human rights, socio-economic rights, Governmentality, immigration law and EU law. You can contact him at liam.thornton[at]ucd.ie or (+353) 1 716 4129.

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Open for Applications: LLM in International Human Rights in UCD

Open for Applications: LLM in International Human Rights in UCD

UCD Sutherland School of Law is now inviting applications for our exciting LLM in International Human Rights.  On this programme you will acquire specialised and in-depth knowledge and understanding of international human rights law, political theory of rights and international relations relating to human rights. This programme will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and capacity(…)

UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

On Wednesday, April 23 2014, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a seminar with Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio on The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes! The seminar will take place in the Harty Boardroom in the School of Law from 1pm to 2pm. Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit(…)

#directprovision14 Conclusion: The Start of Year 15

#directprovision14 Conclusion: The Start of Year 15

How slowly they die as we kneel beside them, whisper in their ear. And we are too late. We are always too late Eavan Boland, Outside History (1990) I would like to thank all contributors for their posts today, in particular persons in the direct provision system, who have shared their own personal experiences and(…)

#directprovision14: 14 Years of Direct Provision in Ireland

#directprovision14: 14 Years of Direct Provision in Ireland

Liam Thornton is a law lecturer in UCD.  Direct provision is 14 years old today. Today, from 7am to 9pm, there will be 14 hours of blog posts on the issue of direct provision. The voices of asylum seekers themselves are central to this blog carnival, and we will hear their voices throughout the day.(…)

Direct Provision and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Direct Provision and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

The Seanad Éireann Public Consultation Committee is inviting public submissions on Ireland’s Fourth Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The issue of direct provision is one that the UN Human Rights Committee, the independent body responsible for assessing Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, has asked the Irish government to provide information on (see ICCPR list(…)

TCD Event: Enforcement of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

TCD Event: Enforcement of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

On Friday 09 May 2014, Prof Gerry Whyte is organising a conference on the enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights. This will take place in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. This follows the recent recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to extend constitutional protection for ESC rights. The conference will discuss how(…)

Open Access to Anonymised Decisions of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal

Open Access to Anonymised Decisions of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal

The Chairperson of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal , Barry Magee, has issued a Guidance Note relating to access to Refugee Appeals Tribunal decisions. From March 11th 2014, any person can now access the Tribunal Decisions Archive (subject to registration, and information on how to register is available here). This follows on from the exceptional criticism of a particular Tribunal(…)

UCD Event: Mr Justice Albie Sachs on Justice, Memory & Art

UCD Event: Mr Justice Albie Sachs on Justice, Memory & Art

On Thursday 27th March 2014 from 5.30-7.15 p.m. , UCD School of Law hosts the John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture. This year, the John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture is to be delivered by Mr Justice Albie Sachs. Mr Justice Sachs will speak on Justice, Memory and Art.  Mr Justice Sachs is a human rights activist and(…)

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