UCD Seminar: Smart Power and US Counter-Terrorism: The Sound Bite and The Reality

UCD EadieUCD Human Rights Network invites you to a seminar with Dr Pauline Eadie on Smart Power and US Counter-Terrorism: The Sound Bite and The Reality. The seminar will take place at 1pm on Friday, 6th March 2015, in the Harty Boardroom, 1st Floor, UCD School of Law. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Pauline Eadie is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. Where she is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS). She has published widely on issues of terrorism and security. She is currently working on an edited collection to be published with Routledge’s Global Security Studies series entitled Military Transformation in the West and Asia: Security Policy in the Cold War Era. Dr. Eadie has travelled widely in the Philippines. She is author of Poverty and the Critical Security Agenda, which looks at the case study of the Philippines. She has recently been awarded a major grant from the ESRC/Dfid for a three year research project entitled ‘Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda’. This project will look at coping strategies, rehabilitation and resilience.

UCD Seminar: Smart Power and US Counter-Terrorism: The Sound Bite and The Reality

UCD Seminar: Direct Provision: A Challenge to Law, A Challenge to Rights, Friday, Feb 28 2014, 2-4pm

UCD School of LawUCD Human Rights Network will host a seminar “Direct Provision: A Challenge to Law, A Challenge to Rights” on Friday, 28th February 2014 from 2pm to 4pm in UCD Sutherland School of Law (getting here and travel options from Dublin City).

The seminar will explore the challenge that the direct provision system poses for law, the potential for public interest litigation in this area and the challenge this system presents for an inclusive and rights compliant Irish society.

Speakers include: Senator Jillian van Turnhout, Sue Conlan (Irish Refugee Council), Kirsty Linkin (Law Centre Northern Ireland) and Liam Thornton (UCD School of Law & UCD Human Rights Network).

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. For booking and full information on this event, please click here: http://www.ucd.ie/law/eventsseminars/title,197383,en.html

There is no charge for this event and all are welcome.

Those requiring Continuing Professional Development (CPD points) (2 hours) may do so for a small fee.

The Twitter hashtag for this event is #directprovision14

UCD Seminar: Direct Provision: A Challenge to Law, A Challenge to Rights, Friday, Feb 28 2014, 2-4pm

Genetic Discrimination Seminar in the European Parliament

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy, Galway will co- host a seminar with Marian Harkin MEP and Phil Prendergast MEP, and in conjunction with the European Disability Forum, on the topic of ‘Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response’.  The seminar is taking place from 2- 6pm on 6th March 2012 in the European Parliament in Brussels.  There will be no registration fee to attend – and some places are still available.

The purpose of this event is to bring together key stakeholders in the area to examine and further highlight the case for a European level legal and policy response to protect the privacy of genetic information and to prevent genetic discrimination, particularly in the employment and insurance contexts. Speakers include: Professor Yann Joly (Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada), Professor Peter Blanck (Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, USA), Avv. Dr Delia Ferri (Faculty of Law, University of Verona), Peter Hustinx (European Data Protection Supervisor), Dima Yared (Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights), Professor Ciaran Morrison (Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI, Galway), J Patrick Clarke (member of European Disability Forum Executive Committee/President, Down Syndrome Ireland) and Marian Harkin (Member of the European Parliament).

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy hosted a conference on 19th November 2011 entitled ‘Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response’.  The conference highlighted the interdisciplinary nature of this area and focused on the interaction between genetic science, technology, ethics and the law, and in particular, how best to regulate this complex area.  On foot of the scientific and legal expertise offered, and on consideration of the potential for abuse and the fundamental human rights at stake, the conference strongly indicated a need for an appropriate regulatory response at European level to protect the privacy of genetic information and to prevent genetic discrimination.  The event in March 2012 aims to build upon the discussion generated from the conference last November and further highlight this issue at European level as one which merits attention.

To register for this event, please go to: http://conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=161

Please contact aisling.depaor@nuigalway.ie for further details.

Genetic Discrimination Seminar in the European Parliament

PILA Seminar: Using International Law: The European Social Charter and UN Treaty Bodies

Venue: Distillery Building, Church St, Dublin 7

Date: Friday, 7 May 2010             Time: 4 – 5.30 PM

 

Colm O’Cinneide is currently vice-president of the European Committee on Social Rights, which monitors state compliance with the European Social Charter. He is a reader in human rights law at University College London and a member of the Irish Bar. He was a member of the UK Task Force on the establishment of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

Kate Fox is an Irish solicitor who has worked in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for over 10 years. She has provided substantive legal support to the independent monitoring bodies of the 4 treaties dealing with individual complaints against State parties: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention against Torture, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

As places are limited, please confirm attendance to Jo Kenny t: (01) 8728048 or e: jo.kenny@flac.ie

 

CPD points are available for this event. PILA is a project of FLAC. Its objective is to promote and facilitate the use of law in the public interest for the advancement and protection of human rights and for the benefit of marginalised and disadvantaged people.

PILA Seminar: Using International Law: The European Social Charter and UN Treaty Bodies