Wednesday, 14 January 2009

CCJHR Seminar: Máiréad Enright - "Legal Pluralism and Muslim Family Law in Britain: Williams, Straw and the Sharia Councils"

On 15th January 2009 the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host a research Seminar by Máiréad Enright BL, EJ Phelan Fellow in International Law, UCC entitled "Legal Pluralism and Muslim Family Law in Britain: Williams, Straw and the Sharia Councils".

The seminar will take place from 4 - 5.15 pm in ORB 255 (O’Rahilly Building 255), UCC, Cork.

Máiréad Enright is the EJ Phelan fellow in International Law at UCC, Faculty of Law. She previously lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University. Mairead holds a BCL from University College Cork and an MA from King's College London. She was called to the Irish Bar in 2006. Mairead's doctoral thesis, on the position of the nikahnama in secular legal systems, is part of a three year IRCHSS funded project on Gender, Multiculturalism and Human Rights. Her work on forced marriage regulation in the UK has recently been published in the Modern Law Review. Mairead was awarded a visiting fellowship to the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory Law School, Atlanta in Spring, 2009 and a visiting fellowship to Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto in Summer, 2009.

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

CCJHR/Faculty & Department of Law PhD Candidate Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Máiréad Enright, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, has been awarded the EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law for 2008 by the National University of Ireland. Máiréad is a graduate of UCC and of King's College London and was called to the Irish Bar in 2006. Her research, on the Islamic marriage contract, forms part of an IRCHSS funded thematic project on Gender Equality, Multiculturalism and Religious Diversity directed by her supervisor Dr. Siobhán Mullally. Last year she was awarded a scholarship in Gender and Human Rights Law in connection with this project. This is the second time that a PhD candidate at the Faculty and Department of Law has been awarded the prestigious fellowship. In 2004, Elaine Dewhurst was awarded the fellowship to support her research on the rights of migrant workers under international labour law.

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