Constitutional ConventionThis is a co-authored post. Aoife Nolan is a Professor of International Human Rights Law in the University of Nottingham. David Fennelly is an Assistant Professor, School of Law, TCD.  Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in UCD School of Law.

On Saturday and Sunday, 22nd-23rd February, the Constitutional Convention will discuss the issues of economic, social and cultural rights. Professor Aoife Nolan and I will be speaking to the members of the Constitutional Convention on different aspects of Economic, Social and Cultural rights. Earlier this week, our briefing papers were distributed to members of the Constitutional Convention. These papers can be accessed here:

Dr Liam Thornton, “What are Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?

Dr David Fennelly, “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Irish Constitution

Professor Aoife Nolan, “Models of Constitutional Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Written by Liam Thornton

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] or (+353) 1 716 4129.