Gender Recognition Framework for Ireland
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.
Opening Address from Mary White TD, Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration
Pictured above Dr Ursula Kilkelly, Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, Mary White TD Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration, Senator Dan Boyle.
Professor Stephen Whittle, School of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University
‘Principles Above Policy: Reading One’s European Obligations Carefully’
Professor Andrew Sharpe, School of Law, Keele University
‘The Gender Recognition Act 2004: Lessons to Learn’
Current Law in Ireland
Ms. Eilís Barry, Barrister at Law
‘Towards a Gender Recognition Framework in Ireland: The Potential of the Equality Legislation’
| Mr. Michael Farrell, Solicitor, Free Legal Advice Centres; Irish Human Rights Commission|
‘The Foy Case - What it Means and What Happens Next.’
| Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, Faculty of Law, UCC|
‘Framing Gender Recognition for Ireland’
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:
More images form the symposium
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
Mary White TD, Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights and Integration addressing the Symposium "Towards a Gender Recognition Framework for Ireland"