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.

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:

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.

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).  

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.

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