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Professor Aoife Daly delivers Inaugural Lecture

13 Mar 2024
Dea of the School of Law Professor Mark Poustie, Professor Aoife Daly, Head of College Professor Thia Hennessy, and University President Professor John O'Halloran at Professor Daly's inaugural lecture

Professor Aoife Daly of the School of Law delivered her inaugural lecture in the College titled 'What child/youth climate action means for human rights law' on Wednesday, 13 March 2024 in the Dr Dora Allman Meeting Room, the HUB.

University President John O Halloran welcomed the full audience of students, academic colleagues and invited guests.  Professor Daly was introduced by Professor Mark Poustie, Dean of the School of Law, who also moderated a question and answer session.  

Professor Daly teaches law and specialises in human rights law at the the School of Law.  In 2023 she secured a European Research Council Consolidator Grant to build a team to carry out a large scale research study on child/youth climate justice - inside and outside the courts - around the world. 

After delivering her own lecture, Professor Daly introduced Samaya Mohammed, a young climate advocate from Cork, who spoke about climate action and the experience of attending COP 27, advocating for the climate on a global scale along with other children and youth. 

Professor Thia Hennessy, Head of the College of Business and Law, closed the event, thanking both Professor Daly and Samaya Mohammed for their informative talks. 


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