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2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

Caroline Sweeney is a PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 15-19 June 2015. The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at(…)

Call for Applications: FLAC Public Interest Law Fellowship

Call for Applications: FLAC Public Interest Law Fellowship

The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship in Public Interest Law. This is a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on critical social justice issues and developing skills in public interest law practice. Run in conjunction with the(…)

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 12th December 2014: Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

A new book entitled ‘Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response’ published by Routlegde will be launched on the 12th of December 2014.  The book edited by Prof Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway), Dr Aisling de Paor (Dublin City University) and Prof Peter Blanck (Syracuse University) will be launched by Marian(…)

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(…)

We Won’t Back Down

We welcome this post from Communities Against Water Charges On Monday the 24 November 2014 we expect four of our friends and neighbors to be committed to prison for exercising their right to peaceful protest. They are to be punished for failing to abide by a High Court injunction granted to GMC Sierra which requires them(…)

Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy. Mairead is the founder of Future Voices and she is also an Ashoka Fellow.  Are you interested in making a difference? Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you relate well with young people from diverse backgrounds? If the answer is YES, maybe(…)

Human Trafficking – Modern Slavery in Ireland

The 14th annual UCC Law Conference takes place on November 19th in the Aula Maxima at University College Cork. This is the only student-run professional law conference in Ireland and it is sponsored by William Fry. This year’s theme is “Human Trafficking – Modern Slavery in Ireland” and the speakers include: – Colm O’Dwyer BL(…)

Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this post from Dr Fiona Donson, UCC Children whose parents have been incarcerated have often been referred to as “invisible victims of crime and the penal system”. It is well accepted that the absence of a parent for a prolonged period of time will affect the physical and mental wellbeing(…)

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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