News Archive

News Archive

All the past News and Events are recorded in the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights News Archive. All the entries are organised according to year for easier browsing.

  • CCJHR Newsletter 2010

    07 Jul
    CCJHR Newsletter 2010

    The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is pleased to present its 2010 newsletter featuring the centre’s teaching and research activities, events, and publications.

    Read more
  • Migration, Domestic Workers and Human Rights: gender equality and the limits of rights, international conference.

    19 Oct
    Migration, Domestic Workers and Human Rights: gender equality and the limits of rights, international conference.

    An international conference on migrant domestic workers will be hosted on October 19th, 2012, by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Irish Human Rights Commission. The conference will mark European Anti-Trafficking day. Recent years have witnessed significant developments in international human rights standards relating to migrant domestic workers, including the adoption of the landmark 2011 ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, the CEDAW General Recommendation on Women Migrant Workers and a General Comment by the UN Committee on Migrant Workers. The conference will examine the continuing tensions between immigration laws and policies, limited access to employment rights protections and evolving human rights standards on the rights of migrant domestic workers.

    Read more

Migration Law Clinic

In December, 2006, the Migration Law Clinic presented a submission on the Scheme for the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill, 2006, to the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The submission formed part of an ongoing consultation process on the Bill. Click here for the full text of the submission.

In October, 2006, a submission was made on the Scheme for the Criminal Justice (Trafficking and Sexual Offences) Bill, 2006. See the full text of the submission.

This submission forms part of the Stop the Sex Traffic Campaign, coordinated by the Sexual Violence Centre, Cork. For further information on the campaign, see: http://www.sexualviolence.ie

Migration Online Resources Grants awarded under the President’s Awards for Research into innovative forms of teaching led to the establishment of the ‘Migration Legal Resources’, an online database of legal materials covering Migration Law in Ireland. This is the first online resource of its kind in Ireland and highlights this rapidly expanding area of Irish legal practice.  To access the online database, click here.

  • Gender, Security and Islam

    20 Jan
    Gender, Security and Islam

    Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law and School of Asian Studies, UCC

     

    Gender, Security and Islam: Negotiating religion, culture and conflict in Pakistan

     

     

    Prof Shaheen Sardar-Ali, Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Vice-President UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

    ‘The Dynamics of Family Law Reform in Pakistan: A Gender Perspective’

     

    Prof Javaid Rehman, Professor of Islamic Law and Human Rights, Brunel Law School

    'Sexual Minorities and Islamic State Practices: Examining the issue of the rights of LGBT and other sexual minorities in Pakistan'.

     

     

    Thursday Jan 23rd, 3-5pm

    Venue: Aras na Laoi, Moot Court room

    (first floor, to the left of the Law Dept reception office)

     

    All Welcome

     

    This event is organised in association with the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy, UCC Faculty of Law

     

    Read more
  • Migrant Workers in the Gulf

    15 Jan
    Migrant Workers in the Gulf

     ‘Migrant Workers in the Gulf: Challenges of Human Rights Activism and Advocacy’

    Dr Nicholas McGeehan, Human Rights Watch, London

      

    Monday: January 20th

    Time: 12.30-2pm

    Venue: Law Dept, Áras na Laoi, Room AL1.64 (first floor)

     

    All Welcome

    Read more
  • CCJHR International Criminal Court talk at RIA - Fully Booked

    16 Dec
    CCJHR International Criminal Court talk at RIA - Fully Booked

    The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Ms Fatou Bensouda, will deliver a public lecture at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, on Monday 16th December, on the topic, ‘The International Criminal Court: current challenges and future prospects.’  The event will be chaired by the Chief Justice, Ms Justice Susan Denham.

    Read more
  • Freedom of Expression in Syria

    19 Nov
    Freedom of Expression in Syria

    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"

    with

    YARA BADER

    Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of Expression

    Read more
  • Racism and Hate Crimes Conference, October 4th 2013

    20 Sep
    Racism and Hate Crimes Conference, October 4th 2013

    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

    Read more

6th volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law

The 6th volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law co-edited by Professor Siobhán Mullally and Prof essor Fiona de Londras has just been published (Hart Publishing: Oxford), with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and A&L Goodbody Solicitors. This volume features a symposium on climate justice, including an essay from Mary Robinson, as well as shorter articles, book reviews, and a documents section. It also features reflections from former colleagues on the work of the late Kevin Boyle.  The full Table of Contents is available here. Volumes I to VI can be ordered through Hart or Amazon (as individual volumes).  

  • Samantha Power, Adjunct Professor to Law, UCC, has been appointed to as US Ambassador to the UN

    10 Jun
    Samantha Power, Adjunct Professor to Law, UCC, has been appointed to as US Ambassador to the UN

    “If you represent everyone, in some ways you represent no one. You’re un-owned.” — Samantha Power

    Samantha Power’s nomination for appointment as US Ambassador to the UN has been widely welcomed by foreign policy scholars, human rights advocates and international lawyers. Widely known as a passionate and rigorous advocate of human rights, Power has the potential to be a truly transformative Ambassador, not only in terms of US Foreign Policy but also for the UN itself.

    Read more

New Publication from Routledge

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the publication of Children and International Human Rights Law by Dr Aisling Parkes.

Aisling Parkes' 2013 Children and International Human Rights Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental to the Convention and states that all children capable of forming views have the right to express those views, and recognises that all children have the right to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting them.

This book explores the historical and theoretical background to Article Twelve, and examines the various models of participation which have been created to facilitate a better understanding of this provision. Aisling Parkes analyzes the extent to which Article Twelve has been implemented under international law, and in domestic law, as well as setting-out recommendations for the most effective ways of implementing Article Twelve in all areas of children’s lives.

Extract taken from: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415458368/

 

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland

Top