Post Graduate Confrence 2010

CCJHR IV Annual Postgraduate Conference: Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition.

The fourth annual Conference of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights took place on Thursday the 29th April. The Theme for this year's event was "Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition" and the various papers which were presented reflected upon how reactionary law making and the related rhetoric of crisis impact negatively on fundamental rights protection and the criminal law as well as many related topics. The Conference programme featured  an eclectic mix of papers on a diverse range of topics, approached from empirical, doctrinal and theoretical perspectives, with contributors drawn from a variety of institutions both nationally and internationally.
Professor John Gardner from Oxford University provided the keynote address with a presentation on Jean Charles de Menezes. James Gallen from Trinity College Dublin won the prize of best paper for his presentation on "International Law in the Circumstances of Transition: Towards a Law of Transitional Justice and Development?"

John Gardner Crowd Shot

Keynote address - Professor John Gardner
John Gardner has been Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford since 2000. He was formerly Reader in Legal Philosophy at King's College London (1996-2000), Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford (1991-6) and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (1986-91). He has also held visiting positions at Columbia, Yale, Texas, Princeton, and the Australian National University. In 2010 he will hold short-term positions at Auckland and Genoa. He serves on the editorial boards of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, and The Journal of Moral Philosophy, among others. His work extends across a wide range of topics in the philosophy of law. Currently he is working mainly in the philosophy of private law, but he has also written philosophically on topics as diverse as constitutions, discrimination, human rights, the emotions, the nature of law, and the nature of rationality. His most extensive body of work is in the theory of criminal law and some of it is collected in his 2007 book Offences and Defences (OUP). For further information on Professor Gardner, see:

A video of the Address can be seen here

John Gardner Speaking

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Pictured above Professor John Gardner Dr Ursula Kilkelly  and James Gallen prize winner for best paper

More Images from the CCJHR IV Annual Postgraduate Conference: Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition.

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Pictured above Dr Shane Kilcommins, Louise Kennefick, Laura Cahillane, John McNally and Professor John Gardner

Post Grads In The Quad

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