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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:


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.

CCHJR 4th Annual Criminal Law Conference

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

From the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) blog comes news of the 4th Annual Criminal Law Conference which will focus on victims in the criminal justice system.

Further information on the conference, and registration details, can be found here.

Summer School on Transitional Justice: Gender, Conflict and Transition

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northern Ireland

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June 2010

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) is still accepting applications for the third annual Summer School on Transitional Justice.  This year’s theme is Gender, Conflict and Transition and key speakers include: Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain (TJI), Professor Christine Bell (TJI), Baroness Nuala O’Loan (Irish Special Envoy on Resolution 1325), Professor Ruth Rubio Marin (European University Institute), Dr Niamh Reilly (NUI Galway), Dr Catherine O’Rourke (TJI) and Dr Kelly Askin (International Justice, Open Society Initiative (tbc)).

Further details are available here.

For queries, please contact Ms Emer Carlin in the first instance:

PILA Conference: 16 April 2010

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

The Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will hold a conference entitled Public interest law in action – using the law to face current challenges

The aim of the conference is to examine the place of and developments in public interest law from an all-island perspective. International speakers from Australia, the UK and the USA will place the discussion in a wider context.  Workshops on children’s rights, debt, housing and social welfare will provide case studies of public interest law in action in Ireland and a forum to discuss future steps.

Venue: Radisson BLU Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
Date: Friday, 16 April 2010
Time: Registration: 8.45am, conference: 9.30am – 5pm

There is no charge for this event and CPD points will be available. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  To reserve your place at the conference or with any queries, please contact us by phone at (01) 8728048 or by email at

Call for Papers: Postgraduate and ECR Workshop with Professor Lois McNay

‘Subjects Before the Law: Membership, Recognition and the Religious Dimensions of Women’s Citizenship.’

We invite PhD students and Early Career Researchers (no more than 3 years post-doc) from any discipline to apply to participate in a workshop, to take place on Thursday, September 9, 2010. The workshop is hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork, Ireland. The workshop is organised as part of an IRCHSS Thematic Project on Gender Equality, Religious Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Ireland.

The workshop organisers are Eoin Daly and Máiréad Enright.

Read more…

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to Speak at UCD

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The UCD Law Society sends details of an upcoming lecture on March 24th by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC entitled ‘War Crimes Trials: Should we Bother?’. Sir Geoffrey is a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia at The Hague. The lecture will commence at 7pm in Theatre P of the John Henry Newman Building, UCD Belfield.

Sir Geoffrey’s biography is available here.

Inaugural Annual Law and Society Lecture at DCU: “‘Fatherhood, Law and Personal Life”

March 11, 2010 2 comments


The School of Law and Government, along with the Socio-Legal Research Centre, at Dublin City University is hosting its Inaugural Annual Law and Society Lecture on Wednesday April 21st, 2010 in the Mella Carroll Lecture Theatre, Nursing Building, DCU. The lecture will begin at 6.30pm and will be followed by a reception.


The lecture is entitled

“Fatherhood, Law and Personal Life: Rethinking Debates about Fathers and Law”

and will be delivered by Professor Richard Collier from Newcastle Law School. The Chairperson for the evening will be the Honorable Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, President of the Law Reform Commission.


About the Speaker

Richard Collier is Professor of Law at Newcastle University, UK. His primary research interests concern questions around law and gender, with a particular focus on issues surrounding men and masculinities, ranging from law, families and social change to legal education, crime and criminology.

His books include The ‘Man’ Of Law: Essays on Law, Men and Gender (2009),  Masculinity, Law and the Family (1995), Fragmenting Fatherhood: A Socio-Legal Study (with Sally Sheldon, 2008), Masculinities, Crime and Criminology: Men, Corporeality and the Criminal(ised) Body (1998) and Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective (edited with Sally Sheldon, 2007). Richard is an Editorial Board member of Social and Legal Studies.