Irish Law Updates

Friday, August 01, 2008

Vacancy: Lectureship (Law and Irish) at U.C.C.

University College Cork

Applications are invited for a three-year fixed term College Lecturer (Law & Irish) contract in the Department of Law with requirements regarding Irish language as follows:

  • The appointee must be a fluent Irish speaker

  • He/she should ideally have a research interest in law and the Irish language and/or language rights.

Applicants must hold a post-graduate qualification in law.

Once appointed, this lecturer�s duties will include providing law modules through the Irish language. These modules will be made available to BCL (Law and Irish) students and to other undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is anticipated that this appointment will also serve to inculcate a culture of the Irish language among academic staff generally and that this will ultimately encourage development of the availability of more modules through Irish by academic staff. The appointee will also be expected to work closely with the Department of Irish with regard to placements and the development of the programme.

Salary Scale [new entrants]: �36,500 - �59,293

Closing Date: Friday 5th September 2008

Further particulars and application form:

Cuirfear f�ilte roimh iarratais ar chonradh thr� bliana ar th�arma seasta do L�acht�ir Col�iste (Dl� & Gaeilge) i Roinn an Dl� leis na riachtanais seo leanas i leith na Gaeilge:

- Beidh an t� a cheapfar ina G(h)aeilgeoir l�ofa.
- Go hid�alach, beidh suim aige/aici sa Dl� agus sa Gaeilge agus/n� i gcearta teanga.

I measc a c(h)uid dualgas beidh ar an l�acht�ir nuacheaptha mod�il dl� a shol�thar tr� mhe�n na Gaeilge. T�thar ag s�il leis chomh maith go gcuirfidh an ceapach�n seo le cult�r na Gaeilge i measc na foirne acad�la i gcoitinne. Beidh ar an t� a cheapfar oibri� i gcomhph�irt le Roinn na Gaeilge maidir le socr�ch�in oibre agus forbairt an chl�ir f�in.

Sc�la Tuarastail [d�ibh si�d at� ag tos�] � 36,500 - �59,293

D�ta Deireanach: D� hAoine 5 Mean Fomhair 2008

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    Thursday, June 05, 2008

    Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: UCC Event on 27 June

    Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
    Faculty of Law, University College Cork
    Annual Criminal Law Conference
    "Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: International Perspectives"
    Friday 27th June 2008

    Speakers include:
    Judge T Doherty (Special Court Sierra Leone);
    Kelly D. Askin (Open Society Justice Initiative);
    Madeleine Rees (OHCHR - Bosnia Herzegovina) ;
    Doris Buss (Carleton University, Canada);
    Fionnuala Ni Aol�in (TJI Uslter / Minnesota);
    Penny Andrews (Valparaiso Uni / South Africa);
    Amira Khair (ICC Women / Sudan);
    Milena Pires (Govt of Timor-Leste);
    B. Klappe (Netherlands Defence Academy);
    O. Barbour (Irish Defence Forces);
    Thomas O'Malley (NUI Galway);
    James Hamilton (Director of Public Prosecutions);
    Martha Fineman (Emory University, USA);
    Nora Owen (Commission for Victims of Crime)

    Venue: Aula Maxima, University College Cork
    Time: 10.15am- 6.00 pm (Registration and Tea / Coffee from 9.30am)
    CPD Group Study 6.5 points
    Further details and booking form at:
    RSVP: June 20th 2008

    This conference is organised with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and will be the first event of the Irish Government's Chair of the Human Security Network (

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    Friday, February 08, 2008

    Equality and the Sikh Turban Ban

    Lord Lester facilitated a fascinating workshop this morning here at UCC on Equality Law, assisted by Colm O'Cinneide.

    Among the many interesting points that arose concerning the recent ban on a Sikh turban in the Garda reserve were the following:

    • Could it be argued that a member of the Garda reserve is engaged in an "occupation" (under the Framework Directive 2000/78/EC)

    • Even though the particular person involved has withdrawn from the Garda reserve, could a Judicial Review be brought against the Garda Commissioner's decision?

    • Could a JR application be made by the Equality Authority and/or the Human Rights Commission?

    • If a JR were brought, an argument could be made that the Garda Commissioner's decision applies both to members of the reserve and ordinary Gardai, if need be, in response to any defence relating to the status of members of the reserve.

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    Friday, September 28, 2007

    The Latest from UCC Law Faculty ...

    The UCC Law Faculty Newsletter 2007 is now available here.

    Forthcoming UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) events are listed here.

    These include:

    Thanks to Fiona De Londras, the new CCJHR blog is here.

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    Friday, July 13, 2007

    Advertising Law in the Information Age event

    We've been busy running the third E Law Summer Institute. The Press release is here.

    As part of the Institute, we have a guest lecture, open to all, as follows:

    Advertising Law in the Information Age

    Douglas Wood, Attorney, Reed Smith, New York

    Wednesday 1 August 2007, 9.00 a.m.

    Full details are here.

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