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

CCJHR Newsletter 2010

  • 07 Jul 2011

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.

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

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

  • 19 Oct 2012

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.

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Addressing the outcome of the A, B & C v Ireland ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.

Addressing the outcome of the A, B & C v Ireland ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.

  • 10 Nov 2011

On January 13 2011, the Government published the terms of reference and named the expert group tasked with addressing the outcome of the A, B & C v Ireland ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.

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Sixth Annual Postgraduate Conference – Transformation and Reform: Structures and Mechanisms for Rights-Based Protections

Sixth Annual Postgraduate Conference – Transformation and Reform: Structures and Mechanisms for Rights-Based Protections

  • 26 Apr 2012

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCHJR) at University College Cork will host its sixth annual postgraduate conference on Thursday, 26th April 2012 in Áras na Laoi, UCC.

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LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy

LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy

  • 24 Mar 2011

The LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy is an innovative and exciting new LLM programme...

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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.

CCJHR Annual Conference

CCJHR Annual Conference

  • 19 Mar 2014

Marriage Equality, Relationship Recognition and Non-Discrimination: Securing Equality and Rights?

One day conference

March 28th 2014, 11.00 – 5.00pm

CCJHR Annual Conference Programme and Booking Information

 

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New Deputy Director of the CCJHR

New Deputy Director of the CCJHR

  • 13 Mar 2014

We are delighted to announce that Dr Claire Murray has agreed to be Deputy Director of the CCJHR.

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Dr Michael Kearney, University of Sussex, to talk at UCC

Dr Michael Kearney, University of Sussex, to talk at UCC

  • 12 Mar 2014

Dr Michael Kearney

 Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex 

Lunchtime seminar

Palestine, International Law, War Crimes & Settlers

1-2 p.m., Wed March 12th, Áras na Laoi, Room AL1.64 (first floor)

 ALL WELCOME

 

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International Women's Day talk - Professor Chrstine Chinkin, LSE

International Women's Day talk - Professor Chrstine Chinkin, LSE

  • 03 Mar 2014

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the MA in Women's Studies, UCC 

Lunchtime seminar on March 6th to mark International Women's Day

'The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - the 'Istanbul Convention'.

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Call for Papers: Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights' 8th Annual Graduate Conference

Call for Papers: Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights' 8th Annual Graduate Conference

  • 26 Feb 2014

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th June, 2014 and is putting out a call for papers.

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Colm O'Cinnéide at CCJHR, UCC

Colm O'Cinnéide at CCJHR, UCC

  • 13 Feb 2014

'Integrating Equality and Human Rights’, by Colm O’Cinnéide, University College London, Thursday Feb 13th, 4-6pm in the Moot Court Room, Áras na Laoi.

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Developments in Prosecutions of Crimes of Sexual Violence: perspectives from international criminal law

Developments in Prosecutions of Crimes of Sexual Violence: perspectives from international criminal law

  • 05 Feb 2014

Justice Teresa Doherty, former Judge of the Special Court of Sierra Leone

‘Developments in Prosecutions of Crimes of Sexual Violence: perspectives from international criminal law’

                       

Monday, Feb 10th 2014, 4-6pm, Moot Court room

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

All WELCOME (advance booking not required)

 

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Gender, Security and Islam

Gender, Security and Islam

  • 20 Jan 2014

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

 

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Migrant Workers in the Gulf

Migrant Workers in the Gulf

  • 15 Jan 2014

 ‘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

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ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda's talk at RIA

ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda's talk at RIA

  • 19 Dec 2013

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda talk on December 16th may be read here: Lecture delivered by Prosecutor of the ICC Fatou Bensouda RIA Dec 12 2013

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CCJHR International Criminal Court talk at RIA - Fully Booked

CCJHR International Criminal Court talk at RIA - Fully Booked

  • 16 Dec 2013

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.

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Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China

Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China

  • 27 Nov 2013

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, Aras na Laoi, UCC (1st floor)

'Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China'

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Freedom of Expression in Syria

Freedom of Expression in Syria

  • 19 Nov 2013

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

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Public Lecture: Human Rights Nov 7

Public Lecture: Human Rights Nov 7

  • 07 Nov 2013

Public Lecture

 

‘National Human Rights Commissions: Giving Teeth to International Treaties’

 

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Racism and Hate Crimes Conference, October 4th 2013

Racism and Hate Crimes Conference, October 4th 2013

  • 20 Sep 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

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Professor Siobhán Mullally appointed to EUI 2013-15

Professor Siobhán Mullally appointed to EUI 2013-15

  • 17 Sep 2013

The CCJHR is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Professor Siobhán Mullally to the High Council (Governing Body) of the European University Institute, Florence (2013-15).

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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).  

Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

  • 29 Apr 2013

The editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law welcome submissions for publication the next volume.

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

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

  • 10 Jun 2013

“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.

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Irish Human Rights and Quality Commission Appointment

Irish Human Rights and Quality Commission Appointment

  • 24 May 2013

Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director of the CCJHR, has been appointed as Member Designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

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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/

 

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