The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork, have the pleasure to invite you to a public lecture with:
Ms Fatou Bensouda: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
“The International Criminal Court: current challenges and future prospects”
Chaired by the Chief Justice, Ms Justice Susan Denham
Date: December 16th 2013
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
To be followed by a reception (7-8pm)
Places for this event are limited. Please r.s.v.p. before December 6th to Noreen Delea at: email@example.com.
On 12 December 2011, Ms Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was elected by consensus Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by the Assembly of States Parties. Ms. Bensouda was sworn in on 15 June 2012. Ms. Bensouda had previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions), having been elected with an overwhelming majority by the Assembly of States Parties on 8 August 2004 and serving as such until May 2012. Prior to her work at the International Criminal Court, Ms. Bensouda worked as Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, rising to the position of Senior Legal Adviser and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit. Before joining the ICTR, she was General Manager of a leading commercial bank in The Gambia. Between 1987 and 2000, she was successively Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General and Legal Secretary of the Republic, and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Adviser to the President and Cabinet of The Republic of The Gambia.
'Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China'
Wednesday 27th November
CCJHR and Frontline Defenders seminar with:
Professor Bai Guimei, Professor of Law, Peking University
3-4.30pm, Moot Court Room, 1st floor, Áras na Laoi, UCC (1st floor)
Professor Bai is currently a Full Professor at Peking University Law School, where she lectures about international law and human rights protection. She is also Program director of the Human Rights Master Program jointly run by Peking University Law School and Raoul Wallenburg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden. In 1995, she was the Chair of the NGO Forum in Huairou on Women and Law organized by the All China Women's Prosecutors Association during the Fourth World Women's Conference. In 2006, she attended the reviewing of China's national report to CEDAW in New York as a member of one of the NGOs in China. She has a number of publications including the 2007 textbook “International Law”.
Front Line Defenders, in association with UCC Centre for Global Development and Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
invite you to
"Freedom of Expression in Syria"
Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of Expression
Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 6 p.m.
Room G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC
Yara Bader has played a key role in reporting the daily developments in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in early 2011. She is married to prominent Syrian human rights defender Mazen Darwish, who is also a journalist and who, up until his arrest, was the Director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM).
In a raid on the SCM offices by Syrian Intelligence in February 2012, Darwish, Bader and 14 of their colleagues were detained and taken to the Air Force Intelligence facility, notorious for the abuse and torture of detainees. Bader and her female colleagues were released within a week, but Darwish has remained imprisoned to this date. For several months he was held incommunicado and, according to the reports from other detainees, he has been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. Today, Bader works from exile, campaigning for Syrian detainees and continuing the work of the SCM.
‘National Human Rights Commissions: Giving Teeth to International Treaties’
Professor Brian Burdekin AO
Thursday 7th November 2013, 3.00-5.00pm
Venue: Western Gateway Building, room 304
Department of Government
Central for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
University College Cork
(No advance booking or registration required)
Racism and Hate Crimes in Ireland: Is the Legislative and Policy Framework Adequate?
Conference: 4th October 2013
Venue: Brookfield Health Science Building, College Road, Room G10, University College Cork
Time: 1.15 – 5.00pm (registration begins at 1.00pm)
Hosted by NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC
- Michael Farrell, Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and Senior Solicitor with FLAC
- David Joyce, Barrister at Law, Member of the Irish Human Rights Commission and of the Board of the Equality Authority
- Deputy Aodhan O’Riordain, T.D.
- Stephen O’Hare, Policy and Research Officer, ICCL
- Carole-Anne O’Brien, BelongTo Youth Services
- Seamus Taylor, NUI Maynooth
- Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick
Chair: Prof Síobhán Mullally, Director, CCJHR, UCC
The conference is free to attend. To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.5 CPD group hours available
Children’s Rights to Healthcare &
Healthcare Services, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex,
University College Cork,
June 6th 2013
by UCC’s Vice President for Research and Innovation Strategic Research Fund
the Irish Research Council
Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork
09.30-09.45 Conference Opening by Convenors Ursula Kilkelly, Professor of Law, University College Cork and Eileen Savage, Professor of Nursing, University College Cork
09.45-10.05 Ms Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children ‘An International Move Towards Children's Rights in Healthcare’
10.05-10.45 Jeffrey Goldhagen, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, USA
‘Translating Child Rights, Health Equity and Social Justice into Paediatric Practice’
10.45-11.15 Alf Nicholson, Professor of Paediatrics at Children’s University Hospital
‘Rethinking Paediatric Healthcare in Ireland’
12.00-12.30 James Robinson, Coordinator HPH Taskforce for Health Promotion with Children and Adolescents, Edinburgh
‘Assessing child rights in health care – the development of the HPH self- evaluation model and tool’
12.30-1.00 Jonathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork
'Children in Irish Hospitals, the Paediatric perspective'
2.00-2.30 Ms Liz McArthur, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alder Hey Children’s Healthcare Hospital, Liverpool
‘Rights: rhetoric or reality?'
2.30.3.00 Dr Veronica Lambert, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
‘Respecting children's right be to be heard in healthcare settings - the perspectives of Irish children’
3.30-4.00 Dr Elspeth Webb, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Reader in Child Health at Cardiff University, Wales
‘Discrimination against children - much more than Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child’
5.00-5.15 Conference close
The annual CCJHR Post Graduate Conference is combining with the North South Criminology Conference this year and will be held in Western Gateway Building in UCC on 20th and 21st June.
The Conference is free of charge but registration is essential. To register please email email@example.com
Please see the programme for a full listing of speakers, plenary & parallel session and topic. Full programme available here: North South CCJHR PG Conference Schedule Brochure 2013 (1,197kB)