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.

Posts by Liam Thornton:

Just and unjust wars: the Holy See, #R2P and a concern about genocide in the Middle East

Just and unjust wars: the Holy See, #R2P and a concern about genocide in the Middle East

Leonard Taylor is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, Ireland. His research topic is on Catholicism and international human rights.  You can contact him l.taylor3[at]nuigalway.ie The following post highlights current debate at the United Nations, particularly at the recent 28th Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation(…)

#DirectProvision15: The Start of Year 16

#DirectProvision15: The Start of Year 16

Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer, Irish Refugee Council. Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in UCD.  This post concludes the #directprovision15 week long online events. You can access all the blog posts here and can see the Tumblr page here. We would like to express our deep appreciation to all the contributors, in(…)

#DirectProvision15: 15 Years of Direct Provision in Ireland

#DirectProvision15: 15 Years of Direct Provision in Ireland

This week, Human Rights in Ireland marks 15 years of the system of direct provision in Ireland. Throughout the week, there will be blog posts, and Tumblr posts (here) highlighting this. On Friday, 10 April 2015 (the precise anniversary), asylum seekers and activists will gather outside the Department of Justice at 1 pm for a(…)

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(…)

Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

The Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (Ulster University) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender to be held on Friday, 8 May 2015. Keynote Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political(…)

UCD Human Rights Network Screening: The Torture Files

UCD Human Rights Network Screening: The Torture Files

UCD Human Rights Network invites you to a screening of RTÉ Investigations Unit: THE TORTURE FILES Date: Friday, 27 February 2014 Time: 1pm Location: Clinical Legal Education Centre, UCD Sutherland School of Law (map and directions) On the Case of Ireland v United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights (1978). This documentary, and campaigning by the ‘hooded(…)

Seminar 5th Feb 2015 (Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts

Seminar 5th Feb 2015 (Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts

The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) and UCD Human Rights Network and UCD Sutherland School of Law invites you to a keynote address from Prof. Dr. Johanna Schmidt-Räntsch, Judge of the German Supreme Court, on “(Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts” Date: Thursday, 05 February 2015 Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm Location: William Fry Theatre, UCD(…)

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