RW2022 Live Events - Wednesday


Rally to End Direct Provision


Early Legal Advice and Assistance for International Protection Applicants in Ireland

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR)

Lunchtime Seminar

Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 1-2pm

While the Irish direct provision and international protection determination systems have been the subject of sustained critique due to their serious human rights deficiencies, the specific issue of access to legal assistance for asylum seekers has been neglected in both the domestic and the international literature.

This CCJHR lunchtime seminar will consist of a conversation between Victoria Oluwatobi Isa Daniel and Susan Doyle on the urgent question of legal advice for asylum seekers. Drawing on Victoria’s recently published CCJHR Working Paper and Susan’s professional experience as a practicing solicitor, this seminar will provide an opportunity to explore the benefits and importance of frontloading legal advice and assistance for asylum seekers and hence the reasons why Ireland should convert its current inadequate system.

Panel Members:

  • Victoria Oluwatobi Isa Daniel is a Doctoral Scholar at Maynooth University and has been working in the field of immigration law for over 3 years. Victoria is an alumnus of the UCC LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy programme and her Masters research has been published as a CCJHR Working Paper. Victoria’s research is based on the Right to Legal Advice and Assistance in International Protection Claims.
  • Susan Doyle is a practicing solicitor based in Cork city specialising in asylum and immigration cases (SMD Solicitors). Susan is also an alumnus of the UCC LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy programme.
  • Chair: Dr Dug Cubie (School of Law, UCC and Co-Director of the CCJHR)


This seminar is hosted by the UCC School of Law Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) as part of the UCC Refugee Week 2022.

Soundseekers Audio Festival

Praxis Anti-Racism Workshop

This workshop will be faciliated by Eric Ehigie of the Black Irish Movement and Diana Siwela of MASI (the Movement of Asylum-Seekers in Ireland).

Entrepreneurship in the Refugee Community


Join UCC Fáilte Refugees as they talk entrepreneurship with Ellie Kisyombe - Founder of My Table, and Reham Ghafarji - Founder of Soap & more.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

Comhionannas, Éagsúlacht agus Ionchuimsitheacht

South Lodge, College Road, University College, Cork, T12 RXA9