Sinead Ring

About Sinead Ring

Sinéad Ring is a lecturer at Kent Law School where she teaches Evidence, Criminal Justice and Gender, Sexuality and Law. She recently received her PhD from University College Cork on constructions of fairness in historic abuse cases. You can contact her on

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DCU School of Law and Government Inaugural Conference: “Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution.”

Dublin City University School of Law and Government will be holding its Inaugural Conference on “Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution” this Thursday September 4th from 9am. The conference brings together members of the judiciary, lawyers, academics and postgraduate students who will be delivering papers on themes such as socio economic rights, democracy and judicial(…)

Penal Law, Abolitionism and Anarchism: Conference April 2014

See below for details of the conference “Penal Law, Abolitionism and Anarchism” hosted by the British/Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and the Hulsman Foundation. Dates: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th April 2014. Venue: Shire Hall, Nottingham Can we imagine law without the state? Could what we(…)

Proposed ‘reforms’ of Legal Aid in the UK.

As readers may be aware the Ministry of Justice for England and Wales has proposed radical and far-reaching changes to the operation of legal aid in that jurisdiction. HRinI has hosted a blog on the proposals by Lucy Welsh. The very short  (a mere six weeks, including two bank holidays) consultation period for the proposals closed on(…)

Children’s Rights to Healthcare and Healthcare Services Conference, June 6th, UCC

On June 6th the Faculty of Law and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork will host a conference on Children’s Rights to Healthcare and Healthcare Services. Speakers include the Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan, Professor Johnathan Hourihane of UCC, Dr Elspeth Webb, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Reader in Child Health at(…)

Guest Post: Ceartas submits complaint to International Association of Prosecutors on conduct of Bahraini Attorney General.

We are delighted to host this post by Fergal Mawe of Ceartas. Fergal is Co-Director of Ceartas – Irish Lawyers for Human Rights and works for the Legal Industrial Relations and Equality section of the Irish National Teachers Organisation. Previously he has worked against child trafficking in the Philippines and in private practice with McCarthy Looby & Co(…)

International Women's Weekend 2013: Events at Liberty Hall

SIPTU Equality is hosting a series of events in Liberty Hall to mark International Women’s Weekend 2013. Friday, 8th March Ceremony to Launch the Irish Women Workers Union Commemorative Plaque on Liberty Hall – Beresford Place, Dublin 1, at 5.00 p.m. All welcome. Following the plaque launch, the International Women’s Day 2013 Celebration will be(…)

Maeve O'Rourke (Justice for Magdalenes) at UCC today

Maeve O’Rourke Barrister and member of the Justice for Magdalenes Advisory Commitee will be speaking today at University College Cork on the topic  “Justice for Magdalenes: Pursuing Human Rights Claims.” The seminar is organised as part of the LLM in Human Rights Law and Public Policy and the MA in Women’s Studies, UCC. Maeve has(…)

Campbell on Organised Crime

Hart Publishing has just published Organised Crime and the Law and the Law: A Comparative Analysis by Human Rights in Ireland regular contributor Dr Liz Campbell . Further details on the book are below. Readers will be delighted to learn that Hart has offered a 20% discount off the retail price to readers of HR(…)

Children's Rights Alliance UNCRC Film Project: Funding Appeal

We are delighted to welcome the following post by Edel Quinn. Edel  is a member of the Legal and Policy team at the Children’s Rights Alliance.  The Alliance is a coalition of over 100 organisations working to secure the rights of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights(…)

Recommended Reading: EU Accession to the ECHR

Readers interested in the intersection of European Law and Human Rights may find a recent paper published by the Robert Schuman Foundation valuable. Written by Xavier Groussot (Lund University) and Tobias Lock (University of Surrey) and my colleague at NUI Galway, Laurent Pech, it offers an exhaustive assessment of the draft agreement on the accession of the EU(…)

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