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:

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(…)

Irish Community Development Law Journal: Focus on Social Welfare Law & Rights

Irish Community Development Law Journal: Focus on Social Welfare Law & Rights

On International Human Rights Day 2014, Community Law and Mediation has published volume 3(2) of the Irish Community Development Law Journal. This edition has a special focus on social welfare rights. Contributors to this edition include: Mary Murphy, Ireland’s Lone Parents: Social Welfare and Recession Liam Thornton, The Rights of Others: Asylum Seekers and Direct(…)

Book Launch 11 December 2014: Ireland and the ECHR 60 Years and Beyond

Book Launch 11 December 2014: Ireland and the ECHR 60 Years and Beyond

On December 11 2014, the new edited collection Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2014) will be launched by The Hon. Ms. Justice Ann Power-Forde in UCD School of Law. Date: 11 December 2014 Time: 6.30 p.m. Location: The Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4 RSVP: Please(…)

Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

This post summarises some of the main grounds of challenge to the direct provision system in the case and the findings of Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh only. I hope to be able to do an analysis of this decision in the coming weeks. This is a longer post than usual, and for ease of(…)

Direct Provision Still Under the Spotlight

Direct Provision Still Under the Spotlight

On Friday, 14th November 2014, the High Court will deliver its decision on the challenge to the direct provision system in the case of  C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR). For background on this case, see here and here. Whatever the(…)

New Publication: Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights

New Publication: Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights

A new edited collection, Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond, has just been published by Bloomsbury. Edited by Suzanne Egan, Judy Walsh and myself, this collection explores 60 years of the ECHR in Ireland and the impact (or otherwise!) of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 on the Irish(…)

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