The Case for Marriage Equality, March 26 2015 at 6.30pm

Marriage EqualityUCD Human Rights Network, in association with UCD Philosophy Society and UCD LGBTQ+ Society invite you to

The Case for Marriage Equality

Speakers: Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan

Chair: Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland.

Date and Location: Thursday, 26th March 2015 at 6.30 pm in UCD Sutherland School of Law (map and directions to the building can be accessed here).

All are welcome to attend, and a discussion and Q & A will follow. If you are attending, registration for the event is required. You can register here.

The Case for Marriage Equality, March 26 2015 at 6.30pm

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

Seminar 5th Feb 2015 (Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts

UCD SSLThe Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) and UCD Human Rights Network and UCD Sutherland School of Law invites you to a keynote address from Prof. Dr. Johanna Schmidt-Räntsch, Judge of the German Supreme Court, on

“(Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts”

Date: Thursday, 05 February 2015

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Location: William Fry Theatre, UCD Sutherland School of Law (directions and map)

A reception will follow Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Räntsch’s keynote address.

2 CPD Points available for practitioners

There is no charge for this event, however registration is required. You can register here. For registration enquires, please contact law.events@ucd.ie . This event will be of interest to the Trans community, LGBTQQ activists, judges, lawyers, government and public administration officials, academics and students.

The Keynote Address

The Oireachtas begins 2015 with debates on the first ever legislation to officially recognise transgender persons in Ireland, the Gender Recognition Bill 2014. There is concern about some clauses of the proposed Bill, with transgender persons arguing that they are too restrictive and would exclude some people (see, here and here). A particularly contentious clause would require transgender persons who are already married or in a civil partnership to divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their preferred gender.

What can we learn from the experience of other European countries like Germany, where the Constitutional Court struck down a similar ‘compulsory divorce’ provision and other provisions of the German Transsexual Law as being in breach of the German Constitution or Basic Law? Judge Schmidt-Räntsch will discuss the German experience of gender recognition legislation and fundamental rights.

Chair:

Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness, former Judge of the Irish Supreme Court.

Other Contributors:

Michael Farrell (FLAC)

Broden Giambrone (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) Continue reading “Seminar 5th Feb 2015 (Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts”

Seminar 5th Feb 2015 (Trans)Gender Recognition in Germany: The Role of the German Courts

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

Documentary Screening: The Value of Women in The Congo

DG ImagineUCD School of Politics and International Relations & UCD Human Rights Network will present a screening of The Value of Women in the Congo on Thursday, 28th November 4pm to 5 pm, in Theater O, Newman Building, UCD Campus. This will be followed by a Q & A with the director, Dearbhla Glynn. All welcome.

The documentary looks at the effects of the sexual violence perpetrated with impunity against women and girls in war-torn Eastern Congo. The director, Dearbhla Glynn, is an accomplished documentary filmmaker, specializing in explorations of conflict and its effect on women and children. She won for this documentary her second Grand Prize at the fifth annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards, having previously taken the honours in 2010 for her exposé of conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Documentary Screening: The Value of Women in The Congo

Event: Justice Chris Maxwell to Speak at UCD

SC VictoriaUCD Human Rights Network will host a seminar to be delivered by The Hon. Mr Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the  Court of Appeal Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia) on Friday 27 September 2013 at 9am.

President Maxwell will speak on “The Victorian Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities

Event Date & Time: 9.00 am, Friday 27 September 2013.

Location: University College Dublin, School of Law Boardroom, Roebuck Castle.

All welcome.

Event: Justice Chris Maxwell to Speak at UCD

Hauwa Ibrahim to Deliver Seminar in UCD, June 18th 2013

No commercial use.  Credit "European Parliament/Pietro Naj-Oleari"The School of Politics and International Relations and the UCD Human Rights Network invite you to a seminar with Hauwa Ibrahim, Winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 2005.

The seminar will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 11am-1pm in Room G317 in the Newman Building, Belfield Campus (Map here).

Hauwa Ibrahim is a Nigerian human rights lawyer, who has won a number of precedent setting cases before Islamic Shariah Courts. She is perhaps most famous for being a lawyer for Amina Lawal and Safiya Hussaini, both sentenced to death by stoning for having a child outside of marriage. Both sentences were overturned. Ibrahim is currently a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and is the author of Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts (American Bar Association, 2013).

Sponsored by the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland.

RSVP, if possible, to: graham.finlay@ucd.ie.

Hauwa Ibrahim to Deliver Seminar in UCD, June 18th 2013

UCD International Human Rights Summer School, 26-28 June 2013

UCD School of LawUCD Human Rights Network will be hosting its inaugural International Human Rights Summer School from the 28th to 26th June 2013. The summer school will provide participants with an overview of key issues in international human rights. Summer school faculty from UCD Human Rights Network are renowned experts in their fields and will deliver sessions on:

The UCD Human Right’s Network’s Inaugural Summer School will focus on the intersections between law and politics that come into play in the field of international human rights.  Over the course of two days, participants will explore the fundamentals of international human rights law and policy, including focused seminars on the philosophical and historical development of human rights, the scope and content of international human rights law, its enforcement mechanisms, the politics of and contemporary challenges to the enjoyment and protection of human rights.

The seminar will be facilitated by a wide range of UCD academics in the Schools of Law, Politics and International Relations and Social Justice.  The school will be of interest to a wide audience including law and policy makers, NGOs, practitioners, journalists and students. Full prices and booking information can be accessed here.

For information on UCD Human Rights Network conference: The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond, see here.

UCD International Human Rights Summer School, 26-28 June 2013

Conference: The ECHR and Ireland 60 Years and Beyond

UCD School of LawOn Saturday, 29 June 2013, UCD Human Rights Network will host a conference The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 6. This conference will feature national and international experts on human rights law, and will be a forum for both reflecting on the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as looking forward to potential avenues of rights protection.

The aim of this Conference will be to examine Ireland’s engagement with the European Convention on Human Rights as a party to the Convention for the past 60 years and through the incorporation of the Convention into Irish domestic law through the ECHR Act 2003.  A sub-theme will be to project the likely implications of current Strasbourg case law on Irish domestic law.  Hosted by the Human Rights Network at UCD, the conference will feature presentations by a wide range of national and international academic experts, practitioners and advocates in the human rights field on the effect of the ECHR in Ireland in respect of numerous themes including poverty, asylum and immigration, criminal justice, marginalised groups and the private sphere.  The full conference programme and booking information is available here. The Conference will be of interest to academics, practitioners, policy-makers, NGOs and students.

For information on UCD Human Rights Network Inaugural Summer School on International Human Rights, see here.

 

 

Conference: The ECHR and Ireland 60 Years and Beyond