Gender Recognition Framework for Ireland

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Symposium on a Gender Recognition Framework for Ireland

The Renewed Programme for Government, agreed in October 2009, includes a commitment to introduce gender recognition legislation in Irish law under the ‘Equality’ heading. The purpose of this half-day symposium is to contribute to the debate leading to the drafting of such legislation. In particular, we hope to learn from the experience of the drafting of the Gender Recognition Act, 2004 in the UK and to highlight the human rights issues which require consideration in the drafting process. From an Irish perspective, we hope to identify the existing protections available to trans and intersex persons under Irish law and to emphasize the need to introduce gender recognition legislation.

Mary White TD, Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration

Opening Address from Mary White TD, Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration 

Video

Dr Ursula Kilkelly Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile Mary White TD Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration, Senator Dan Boyle

Pictured above Dr Ursula Kilkelly, Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, Mary White TD Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration, Senator Dan Boyle.

Experience From Abroad

 

Professor Stephen Whittle, School of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Principles Above Policy: Reading One’s European Obligations Carefully’

Video

Professor Stephen Whittle, School of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

 Professor Andrew Sharpe, School of Law, Keele University

‘The Gender Recognition Act 2004: Lessons to Learn’

Video

Paper

Professor Stephen Whittle, Professor Martha Fineman, Professor Andrew Sharpe

Professor Stephen Whittle, Professor Martha Fineman, Professor Andrew Sharpe

Current Law in Ireland

Ms. Eilís Barry, Barrister at Law

‘Towards a Gender Recognition Framework in Ireland: The Potential of the Equality Legislation’

 Paper

 Mr. Michael Farrell, Solicitor, Free Legal Advice Centres; Irish Human Rights Commission

‘The Foy Case - What it Means and What Happens Next.’

Video 

Paper

 Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, Faculty of Law, UCC

‘Framing Gender Recognition for Ireland’

Video 

 Ms. Eilís Barry, Barrister at Law, Dr Mary Donnelly,  Mr. Michael Farrell, Solicitor

 Ms. Eilís Barry, Barrister at Law, Dr Mary Donnelly,  Mr. Michael Farrell, Solicitor

The symposium forms part of an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences thematic project, on Gender Equality, Religious Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Ireland. Further details of the project are available at:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/staff/smullally/IRCHSSthematicproject/#d.en.71573

More images form the symposium

Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile Mr Michael Farrell Solicitor Free Legal Advice Centres Irish Human Rights Commission Oliver Ryan Chair of the Interdepartmental Committee on Gender Reocgnition, Kieran Feely Registrar

Pictured above Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, Mr Michael Farrell Solicitor Free Legal Advice Centres Irish Human Rights Commission, Oliver Ryan Chair of the Interdepartmental Committee on Gender Reocgnition, Kieran Feely Registrar General

Crowd shot of conference

Mary White TD, Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration addressing the Symposium "Towards a Gender Recognition Framework for Ireland"

 

School of Law

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Room 1.63, T12 T656

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