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.
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
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
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.Read more
Sixth Annual Postgraduate Conference – Transformation and Reform: Structures and Mechanisms for Rights-Based Protections26 Apr
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.Read more
The LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy is an innovative and exciting new LLM programme...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.
Marriage Equality, Relationship Recognition and Non-Discrimination: Securing Equality and Rights?
One day conference
March 28th 2014, 11.00 – 5.00pm
We are delighted to announce that Dr Claire Murray has agreed to be Deputy Director of the CCJHR.Read more
Dr Michael Kearney
Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex
Palestine, International Law, War Crimes & Settlers
1-2 p.m., Wed March 12th, Áras na Laoi, Room AL1.64 (first floor)
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'.Read more
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.Read more
'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.Read more
Developments in Prosecutions of Crimes of Sexual Violence: perspectives from international criminal law05 Feb
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)
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)
‘Migrant Workers in the Gulf: Challenges of Human Rights Activism and Advocacy’
Dr Nicholas McGeehan, Human Rights Watch, London
Monday: January 20th
Venue: Law Dept, Áras na Laoi, Room AL1.64 (first floor)
All WelcomeRead more
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 2013Read more
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
Wednesday 27th NovemberRead more
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'
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"
Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of ExpressionRead more
‘National Human Rights Commissions: Giving Teeth to International Treaties’
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, UCCRead more
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).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).
The editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law welcome submissions for publication the next volume.Read more
“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
Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director of the CCJHR, has been appointed as Member Designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.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.
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/