On Friday, 13th June 2014 from 10am to 5pm, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a conference Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland. Organised jointly between UCD School of Law, the Public Interest Law Alliance, University of Ulster Law Clinic and the Irish Clinical Legal Education Association, the full programme with an exciting line up of international, European and national experts in legal education, clinical legal education, public interest law and litigation and the interaction of law and social justice is available here. There is no registration fee, and those interested in attending the conference can register here (CPD Points Available).
This conference invites speakers and participants to consider some of the following issues: Continue reading “Conference: Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland”
These are my very brief remarks on Human Rights and Budgeting for the Equality Budgeting Campaign/Public Interest Law Alliance event NGO Budgeting Response that is taking place today in the Mansion House. Slides can be accessed here: Human Rights Budgeting.
Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Budget 2014 will impact “from cradle to grave”. A theme this year includes giving people, in particular those living in poverty a voice. (Being a well paid lecturer in the university sector, I am not that voice). We need to be aware that the political choices over successive budgets have favoured some and greatly disadvantaged others.
Ireland has obligations under international human rights law, European human rights law, and our own domestic system of rights protections. Human rights apply regardless of economic models utilised or scarcity of resources. While admittedly there are significant challenges, political choices in Budget 2014 were designed to reward or further impoverish, discriminate or protect dignity,and as you know better than I, Budget 2014 will have significant and multiple impacts on those already at the margins. You are all very well aware of the Irish context to Budget 2014 and Continue reading “Budget 2014: Ireland and Human Rights Budgeting”
On Thursday, June 7th 2012, the Public Interest Law Alliance and the PILS Project will host a conference in Belfast on Using international standards beyond the European Convention on Human Rights. The keynote speaker will be Asma Jahangir, an internationally recognised public interest lawyer, expert on international human rights law, and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Break-out sessions on socio-economic rights, equality and non-discrimination and NGOs and lawyer collaboration will include practitioners, activists, members of the judiciary and academics discussing how international human rights law can assist domestic rights litigation. The full conference programme can be accessed here, while those wishing to attend can register here.