North South Criminology and Annual PG CCJHR Conference

The annual CCJHR Post Graduate Conference is combining with the North South Criminology Conference this year and will be held in Western Gateway Building in UCC on 20th and 21st June.

The Conference is free of charge but registration is essential. To register please email n.delea@ucc.ie

Please see the programme for a full listing of speakers, plenary & parallel session and topic. Full programme available here: North South CCJHR PG Conference Schedule Brochure 2013 (1,197kB)

Women on Board

Women on Board - June 21st 2013

Brookfield Health Sciences, Room G06 8:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Irish Research Council

You are invited to this event on Gender Diversity and Corporate Governance which is funded by the Irish Research Council. At 9:15 a.m. Professor Deirdre Ahern from Trinity College Dublin, will present research done by her and Professor Blanaid Clarke of TCD on this issue, which was first presented at the Company Law and Corporate Governance conference held under the Irish Presidency of the EU in Dublin, in May of this year (www.corpgov2013.com). Professor Irene Lynch Fannon (Law, UCC) will also consider this question developing research themes first explored in relation to EU-US corporate governance systems and employees –Working Within Two Kinds of Capitalism (Hart Publications, 2003).

Gillian Keating, Solicitor, President of the Cork Chamber of Commerce, will Chair this event.

Coffee will be served at 11:00 a.m., and this will be followed by a Panel discussion at 11:15 a.m. Academic and practitioner experts will consider a set range of questions on this issue. Confirmed participants include Professor Pat O’Connor, University of Limerick; Honor Moore, Partner Deloitte; Professor Deirdre Ahern, TCD; Dr Carol Linehan, UCC and Linda O’Shea Farren, UCC Governor, Board Member of HIQA and member of the NUI Senate. The EU Commission proposals from Commissioner Viviane Reding for mandated quotas for women members of publicly quoted corporate boards will be a particular focus of this panel debate. This event is free of charge but please RSVP i.lynchfannon@ucc.ie Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, Faculty of Law, UCC.

For agenda: Women on Board 2013 - Agenda (341kB)

Gillian Keating, President Cork Chamber; Sean Kelly, MEP; Professor Irene Lynch Fannon 

Gillian Keating, President Cork Chamber; Sean Kelly, MEP; Professor Irene Lynch

Linda O’Shea Farren; Professor Pat O’Connor(UL); Professor Deirdre Ahern (TCD); Sean Kelly; Professor Irene Lynch Fannon (UCC); Dr. Carol Linehan (UCC) and Mark Mulcahy (UCC).

Linda O’Shea Farren; Professor Pat O’Connor(UL); Professor Deirdre Ahern (TCD); Sean Kelly; Professor Irene Lynch Fannon (UCC); Dr. Carol Linehan (UCC) and Mark Mulcahy (UCC)



Children's Rights to Healthcare

Children’s Rights to Healthcare &
Healthcare Services, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex,

University College Cork,

June 6th 2013

by UCC’s Vice President for Research and Innovation Strategic Research Fund

the Irish Research Council

Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork

9.15-9.30 Coffee/Registration

09.30-09.45 Conference Opening by Convenors Ursula Kilkelly, Professor of Law, University College Cork and Eileen Savage, Professor of Nursing, University College Cork

Session 1

09.45-10.05 Ms Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children ‘An International Move Towards Children's Rights in Healthcare’

10.05-10.45 Jeffrey Goldhagen, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, USA

‘Translating Child Rights, Health Equity and Social Justice into Paediatric Practice’

10.45-11.15 Alf Nicholson, Professor of Paediatrics at Children’s University Hospital

‘Rethinking Paediatric Healthcare in Ireland’

11.15-11.40 Discussion

11.40-12.00 Coffee/Tea

Session 2

12.00-12.30 James Robinson, Coordinator HPH Taskforce for Health Promotion with Children and Adolescents, Edinburgh

‘Assessing child rights in health care – the development of the HPH self- evaluation model and tool’

12.30-1.00 Jonathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork

'Children in Irish Hospitals, the Paediatric perspective'


1.00-1.15 Discussion

1.15-2.00 Lunch


Session 3

2.00-2.30 Ms Liz McArthur, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alder Hey Children’s Healthcare Hospital, Liverpool

‘Rights: rhetoric or reality?' Dr Veronica Lambert, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

‘Respecting children's right be to be heard in healthcare settings - the perspectives of Irish children’

3.30-4.00 Dr Elspeth Webb, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Reader in Child Health at Cardiff University, Wales

‘Discrimination against children - much more than Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child’

4.30-5.00 Discussion

5.00-5.15 Conference close

Children's Rights to Healthcare 2013 Programme (409kB)

Children's Rights to Healthcare Booking Form (325kB)


Personal Insolvency Law 2012

The Faculty of Law will host a CPD Seminar on Personal Insolvency law on May 10th, 2013.

The Seminar will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be held in Boole 3 lecture theatre, Boole Basement, UCC.

Speakers will include:

  • Mr Lorcan O’Connor, Directorof the newly established Insolvency Service of Ireland.
  • The Honourable Judge Kevin Feeney will chair the first session.
  • Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, UCC, who will speak on‘bankruptcy tourism’ and some recent cases relating to bankruptcy under the UK Enterprise Act 2002.
  • Simeon Gilchrist, Partner, Edwin Coe LLP, London, will speak on other aspects of he UK bankruptcy system.
  • Gerard Murphy BL, who will speak on aspects of the new legislation particularly those involving court procedures.
  • Conor Lehane BL, who will speak on the relationshipbetween personal insolvency matters and corporate insolvency, in particular where guarantees have been given for corporate debts.
  • Bill Holohan, Bill Holohan Solicitors, will chair this second session.

There will be a Question and Answer session.

The full programme may be viewed here:

Personal Insolvency Act 2012 Event Programme (158kB)

Personal Insolvency Act 2012 Event Programme (155kB)

Coffee will be served between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. and the seminar will finish at 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Staff Common Room at UCC.


  • €60 (Full Rate)
  • €30 (Reduced Rate- trainee Solicitors and devilling Barristers)
  • Students and Staff of UCC will not becharged.

For online bookings please go to the following link: http://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/the-personal-insolvency-act-2012-10052013/

Law & the Environment 2013

Law and the Environment 2013: Towards Coherent Reform of Environmental Law

Date: Thursday, 25th April, 2013

This year the 11th Law and the Environment conference focussed on the (broad) theme of 'Reform of Environmental Law', with specialist sessions on 'Constitutional Reform for Environmental Protection', 'Mapping the Future of Environmental Justice', 'Reform of Marine Environmental Law', and ‘The Emergence of an Irish Climate Regime’. In addition, there were several further specialist sessions covering a range of sectoral areas and cross-cutting topics.

For conference details: Brochure Law & the Environment Conference 2013

List of talks:

Dr Owen McIntyre, Faculty of Law, University College Cork: The “Human Right to Water” and Reform of the Irish Water Services Sector

The "Human Right to Water" - Owen McIntyre - Paper

The "Human Right to Water" - Owen McIntyre - Presentation

Dr Roderic O’Gorman, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University: Drivers Behind Constitutional Protection for a Right to Environment: A Comparative Analysis

Drivers behind Constitutional Protection - Roderic O'Gorman - Presentation

Ms Donna Mullen, Environmental Pillar Law Group: Irish Environmental NGOs and the Constitutional Convention

Irish Environmental NGOs - Donna Mullen - Presentation

Dr Áine Ryall, Faculty of Law, University College Cork: Environmental Justice in Ireland: Problems and Prospects

Environmental Justice - Áine Ryall - Presentation

Professor Ludwig Kramer, Derecho y Medio Ambiente, Madrid: EU and International Environmental Law as Drivers for Reform?

Ms Karin Dubsky, Coastwatch Ireland: Improved Coastal Law Enforcement and Informed Citizen Contributions

Mr Alan Doyle, Barry Doyle and Co. Solicitors, Dublin: A New Model for Environmental Enforcement: IPPC and Waste

A new model for environmental enforcement - Alan Doyle - Paper

A new model for environmental enforcement - Alan Doyle - Presentation

Mr Enda Keane, Treemetrics Ltd: Technological Tools for Environmental Enforcement

Dr Blanca Mamutse, School of Law, University of Surrey: Investigating the Problem of Environmental Liabilities in Insolvency

Investigating the Problem - Blanca Mamutse - presentation

Professor Tianbao Qin, Associate Dean, School of Law, Wuhan University? Institute of International and European Law, University of Göttingen: Latest Developments in China’s Environmental Law Framework

Latest Developments in China's Environmental Law - Tianbao Qin - Presentation

Dr Bilun Mueller, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin: An Outsider’s Perspective on Irish Environmental Law: The Case of Energy Law

An Outsider's Perspective - Bilun Mueller - presentation

Professor Irma Russell, Dean, School of Law, University of Montana: Law Reform on Energy Policy

Law Reform on Energy Policy - Irma Russell - Presentation

Dr Raphael Heffron, Stirling Law School, University of Stirling: Accommodating Energy Law within Environmental Law: An Irish Exploration

Dr Peter Doran, School of Law, Queens University Belfast: The Question of Targets in Irish Climate Legislation: Lessons from the Parliamentary Hearings in the UK

Mr Conor Linehan, William Fry Solicitors, Dublin: An analysis of the Scheme for a Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2013

An analysis of the Scheme for a Climate ... Bill 2013 - Conor Linehan - Paper

Professor Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina School of Law: Spatial Regulation of Ocean Use: Toward a Standardized Lexicon

Dr Bénédicte Sage, Faculty of Law, University College Cork: Coastal State Jurisdiction in 2013: How Can States Protect their Coasts from Accidental Marine Pollution?

Coastal State Jurisdiction in 2013 - Bénédicte Sage - presentation

Dr Ronan Long, School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway: EU Ecosystem-based Management and Navigation Rights

Mr Ian Lumley, Built Environment & Heritage Office, An Taisce: Integrated Marine Planning

Integrated Marine Planning - Ian Lumley - Paper

Integrated Marine Planning - Ian Lumley - Presentation

Mr Tom Flynn B.L.: Reform of Environmental Law in Ireland some key issues

Reform of Environmental Law in Ireland - Tom Flynn - Paper

Reform of Environmental Law in Ireland - Tom Flynn - Presentation

Mr Joseph Noonan, Noonan Linehan Carroll Coffey Solicitors, Cork: The Indaver Case: Costs and Access to Justice

The Indaver Case - Joe Noonan - Paper

The Indaver Case - Joe Noonan - Indaver Timeline revd.

The Indaver Case - Joe Noonan - Indaver Judgement

Ms Alison Fanagan, A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin: Reform of EPA and An Bord Pleanala Practice on EIA of Projects to Ensure Compliance with Applicable CJEU Decisions

Reform of EPA and An Bórd Pleanála Practice... - Alison Fanagan


Land & Conveyancing Law 2013

Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice

February 1st, March 14th & April 11th 2013

This series of three two-hour seminars focuses on selected aspects of the law affected by the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009. The aim is to provide in-depth coverage of specific aspects of the new legal regime that have particular practical importance, including an examination of recent case law in the relevant areas.

The seminars will be given by Professor John Mee, Marie Baker SC and David O'Dwyer BL.

2 hours CPD Points (General - Group Study) will be available for each of the seminars (Total 6 hours CPD for all 3 seminars).

Cost of Seminars

1 Seminar = €55 2 Seminars = €105 3 Seminars = €150

There is a reduced rate for trainee solicitors and devilling barristers:

1 Seminar = €30 2 Seminars = €55 3 Seminars = €75

Seminar Details

Seminar 1: Easements
5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday February 1st 2013; Boole 3, UCC
Including e.g.
· Acquisition of easements and profits by prescription and the effect of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011
· Acquisition of easements and profits by implication (and replacement of Wheeldon v Burrows etc.)
· Extinguishment of easements through non-exercise under s.39 of the 2009 Act

Seminar 2: Mortgages
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday March 14th 2013; BHSC G02, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (change of venue)
Including e.g.
· Enforcement of pre-December 1st 2009 mortgages; effect of Start Mortgages v Gunn and related cases
· Enforcement of post-December 1st 2009 mortgages
· Sales by Receivers
· Judgment Mortgages

Seminar 3: Selected Conveyancing and Land Law Issues
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday April 11th 2013; Boole 3, UCC
Including e.g.
· Conveyancing issues such as reversal of Tempany v Hynes on passing of the beneficial interest (and judgment mortgage searches); Lis Pendens; fraudulent conveyances
· Enforcement of positive and restrictive covenants; discharge and modification of covenants under s.50 of the 2009 Act
· Trusts of Land (including overreaching of equitable interests under s.21)
· Ending of co-ownership and severance of joint tenancies

There will be the opportunity at each seminar to ask questions. Some flexibility in terms of subject matter is envisaged. Attendees wishing to suggest an issue to be covered, or to signal a particular question in advance, may e-mail Professor John Mee at j.mee@ucc.ie and he will pass the information on to the other speakers – all emails will be read carefully, although we can give no guarantees that it will be possible to cover all points raised.


To register for one or more of these seminars (and pay by credit or laser card), please go to:


We encourage attendees to use this convenient system. If you prefer, you may use the booking form below.

Online booking is not possible for those availing themselves of the reduced rate for trainee solicitors and barristers in devilling years. Such attendees should use the booking form (both pdf and Word versions available):

Land Law Seminars 2013 Booking Form (pdf) (480kB)

All booking forms should be posted along with payment to:

Noreen Delea, Conference Administrator,
Room AL1.53,
UCC Law Department,
Áras na Laoi,
University College Cork
Email: n.delea@ucc.ie
Phone: 021 490 3220

Venue & Parking

The venue for Seminars 1 and 3, Boole 3, is on the main UCC campus and the venue for Seminar 2, Áras na Laoi ALG30, is located on the western side of the Campus (where Law is based).


Parking is extremely limited in the main UCC campus. For information please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/parking/



Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

Faculty of Law, University College Cork

With a view to providing an informal forum for postgraduate research students working in the (broadly understood) area of Environmental Law to meet, present their research and network, the Faculty of Law, UCC is planning to host the 5th annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on Environmental Law on Wednesday 24th April 2013. The Symposium will immediately precede the main Law and the Environment 2013 conference to be held on Thursday 25th April. It is intended to offer 6-10 postgraduate students the opportunity to present (for around 30 minutes each), either an outline of their research experience to date or on a substantive issue central to their ongoing research. Papers are invited from postgraduate researchers at any stage of their research project working inany area of Environmental, Planning or Natural Resources Law, Policy or Regulation.

For information on the Law & the Environment Conference 2013, please click here.

Book of Abstracts PG Environmental Law Symposium 2013 (1,614kB)

PG Law & the Environment Symposium Brochure 2013 (1,292kB)‌


Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives

Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives

March 22nd 2013 (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

(Registration from 1-1:30 p.m.)

, Faculty of Law, University College Cork

This event will mark the launch of the Gender, Law and Sexuality (GLAS) research initiative in the Faculty of Law, University College Cork.
This initiative supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research in UCC Law including in fields of human rights law, health and medical law, employment law, migration and refugee law, criminal justice and family law.

Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives (2013) (346kB)

Chair: Hon. Mr Justice Seán Ryan, High Court(Chair of Expert Group on the judgement in A, B and C v Ireland)


Professor Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbis University NY

Professor Blanca Rodriguez Ruiz, Dept of Law, University of Sevilla, Spain

Dr Ruth Fletcher, Dept of Law, Keele University, UK

Johanna Westeson, Centre for Reproductive Rights

Professor Siobhán Mullally, Dept of Law, University College Cork

Dr Claire Murray, Dept of Law, University College Cork

Natalie McDonnell, Barrister at Law (invited)

Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, Room G_06, University College Cork

Booking Details:

  • Registration Fee: €40
  • Trainee Solicitors and Barristers: €15
  • Students: €10

Online booking and fee payment available at: https://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/reforming-abortion-law-comparative-perspectives/

Registration Fee can also be paid at the event or preferably in advance by cheque payable to University College Cork Law Department (send to: Noreen Delea, Dept of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland).

Advance Booking is Essential

For queries, contact: Noreen Delea at: ccjhr@ucc.ie

Conference convenors: Professor Siobhán Mullally and Dr Claire Murray, Law Faculty, University College Cork


Parking at the main UCC campus and at the Brookfield complex is extremely limited.

The venue is fully accessible. Please notify us of any specific accessibility requirements.

The event is supported by an Irish research Council New Foundations Award and the Dean of Law Strategic Fund.



International Roundtable on Access to Environmental Justice

The Faculty of Law will host an international roundtable on access to environmental justice on Friday, 22 February 2013.

The roundtable discussion, led by Dr Áine Ryall, is part of a project on Mapping the Future of Environmental Justice funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Grant. This event will bring invited experts to UCC from Ireland, the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands to explore current problems and potential solutions.

Delivering effective and affordable environmental justice is a pressing challenge for Ireland. International and European Union (EU) law sets minimum standards for access to environmental justice. These standards do not always sit comfortably with the current rules governing environmental judicial review in Ireland. Lack of awareness of environmental rights, the high cost of environmental litigation and the narrow standard of judicial review applied by the courts, hamper the effectiveness of the current legal framework governing access to environmental justice.

This Faculty of Law project has a number of objectives including:

  • to assess the Irish system in light of international and EU standards,
  • to establish a network of experts to share experience and expertise on thefuture of environmental justice and
  • to identify and promote a range ofinnovative mechanisms to deliver environmental justice.

A research paper based on the Mapping the Future of Environmental Justice project will be presented at the Annual UCC Law and the Environment Conference to be held on 25 April 2013.

Further information from: Dr Áine Ryall, Faculty of Law, UCC

Email a.ryall@ucc.ie

7th Annual Distinguished lecture of the CCJHR


The 7th Annual Distinguished lecture of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC

to be delivered by

Philippe Sands QC

Professor of Law, Member of Matrix Chambers and
Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals atUniversity
College London

“The Origin of International Crime: A Personal History”

Chair: Joe Noonan, Solicitor, Noonan Linehan Carroll Coffey Solicitors

Wednesday February 13th, 2013 in the Aula Maxima, UCC

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Advance booking is not necessary

All Welcome

For queries, telephone: 021 – 490 3414 or email m.walsh@ucc.ie

1.5 Hours General CPD

Certificate of Attendance will be issued


Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. He is a member of Matrix Chambers. As a practicing barrister, Professor Sands has extensive experience litigating cases before the English courts and the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the European Court of Justice. He frequently advises governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector on aspects of international law.

Professor Sands' many publications include: Torture Team: Cruelty, Deception and the Compromise of Law (Penguin, May 2008); Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Penguin, 2005); From Nuremberg to The Hague: The Future of International Criminal Justice, Cambridge University Press, 2003 (editor). He also contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair and The Guardian.

Professor Sands co-directs the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) at London University and New York University. He has served as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. In 2011 he was appointed by the UK government as a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights.

Please note that parking is very limited on UCC campus.


Current Developments in Anti-Human Trafficking Law and Policy

‘Current Developments in Anti-Human Trafficking Law and Policy’

Mr Mick Quinn

Assistant Principal, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Department of Justice and Equality

Date: Monday 28th January 2013

Time:10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Moot Court room, 1st floor, Áras na Laoi, Faculty of Law

This seminar is organised in the context of the LLM programme in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy.

All Welcome!


Adopting Change (Adoption Law and Practice)

The Faculty of Law and the School of Applied Social Studies are proud to announce the upcoming seminar

'Adopting Change: The Future of Adoption Law and Practice in Ireland'

Thursday 17th January 2013

Aula Maxima

5:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Guest speakers included:

Justice Catherine McGuinness (former Supreme Court Judge)

Catherine Mullin (Trainer Consultant BAAF NI)

Dr Fergus Ryan (Lecturer in Law, DIT)

Dr Aisling Parkes (Lecturer in Law, UCC)

Dr Simone McCaughren (Lecturer in Adoption Practice, UCC)

The event was chaired by Dr. Geoffrey Shannon as Chair of the Adoption Authority.

This event was kindly sponsored by the Faculty of Law Strategic Fund together with the School of Applied Social Studies


6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Aisling Parkes and Dr. Simone McCaughren (Convenors)

6:10 p.m. Opening address: Professor Fred Powell, Dean of Social Science and Head of School of Applied Social Studies, UCC

6:20 p.m. Chair: Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Chairman of the Adoption Authority of Ireland


6:30 p.m. “Finding A Forever Family: Achieving Adoption for Children In Care in The UK; Current Practice And Challenges” Ms Catherine Mullin Trainer Consultant BAAF NI Adopting Change 2013 Catherine Mullin (539kB)

6:50 p.m. "Civil Partners, Parenting and the Law: Is Joint Adoption the Solution?" Dr Fergus Ryan, Lecturer in Law, DIT Adopting Change 2013 Fergus Ryan (663kB)

7:10 p.m. “Viewing Adoption Through A Children's Rights Lens: Looking To The Future Of Adoption Law And Practice In Ireland” Dr Aisling Parkes, Faculty of Law, UCC & Dr Simone McCaughren, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC Adopting Change 2013 Aisling Parkes Simone McCaughren (983kB)

7:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

8:00 p.m. Closing address: Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Dean of Faculty, Head of Department of Law, UCC

General queries, please contact Aisling (a.parkes@ucc.ie) or Simone (s.mccaughren@ucc.ie)


Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law

Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law


Wednesday December 4th 2013

BHSC G10, 5.30 to 7.30pm

Chair: Margaret Campbell, Solicitor



This two-hour seminar focuses on the implications for practitioners of recent developments in equity, probate law and the law of succession.

Programme and Booking Information: Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law 


The seminar will be given by Professor John Mee and David O'Dwyer BL.


2 hours CPD Points (General - Group Study) is available for the seminar.


Cost of Seminar

The cost of the seminar is €55.

A reduced rate of €30 applies to trainee solicitors, devilling barristers and barristers in their first five years of practice.


Seminar Details

Discussion and analysis of recent case law concerning e.g.:

  • Proprietary estoppel claims based on detrimental reliance on a promise of inheritance
  • The limitation period applicable to estoppel claims in the inheritance context
  • Estoppel in family and commercial cases
  • Determining the limitation period for section 117 claims by testator’s children
  • Compromise of section 117 claims
  • Costs in probate actions
  • Succession and homicide
  • Undue Influence and wills
  • Revocation of wills by marriage



Booking details at the following link: http://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/4374/  

Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China

'Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China'

Wednesday 27th November
CCJHR and Frontline Defenders seminar with:

Professor Bai Guimei, Professor of Law, Peking University

3-4.30pm, Moot Court Room, 1st floor, Áras na Laoi, UCC (1st floor)

Professor Bai

Professor Bai is currently a Full Professor at Peking University Law School, where she lectures about international law and human rights protection. She is also Program director of the Human Rights Master Program jointly run by Peking University Law School and Raoul Wallenburg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden. In 1995, she was the Chair of the NGO Forum in Huairou on Women and Law organized by the All China Women's Prosecutors Association during the Fourth World Women's Conference. In 2006, she attended the reviewing of China's national report to CEDAW in New York as a member of one of the NGOs in China. She has a number of publications including the 2007 textbook “International Law”.

Freedom of Expression in Syria

Front Line Defenders, in association with UCC Centre for Global Development and Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

invite you to

"Freedom of Expression in Syria"



Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of Expression

Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 6 p.m.

Room G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC

Yara Bader has played a key role in reporting the daily developments in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in early 2011.  She is married to prominent Syrian human rights defender Mazen Darwish, who is also a journalist and who, up until his arrest, was the Director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM).

In a raid on the SCM offices by Syrian Intelligence in February 2012, Darwish, Bader and 14 of their colleagues were detained and taken to the Air Force Intelligence facility, notorious for the abuse and torture of detainees.  Bader and her female colleagues were released within a week, but Darwish has remained imprisoned to this date.  For several months he was held incommunicado and, according to the reports from other detainees, he has been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment.  Today, Bader works from exile, campaigning for Syrian detainees and continuing the work of the SCM.

Conference: Enforcing EU Environmental Law

The annual conference on Enforcing European Union Environmental Law took place at the Faculty of Law, UCC on Friday, 29 November 2013 from 2-6pm.


Enforcing EU Environmental Law 2013 Programme

Twitter: #envlawucc



2.00-2.15     Opening Remarks   -  Áine Ryall, Faculty of Law, UCC


Session 1     Chair: Judge Anthony M Collins, General Court of the European Union

2.15-2.45       Margaret Gray BL

‘Enforcing EU Environmental Law: Developments in the Jurisprudence of the CJEU’

2.45-3.15       Tom Flynn BL

'Enforcing EU Environmental Law: Developments at the Domestic Level'

3.15-3.45       Q & A

3.45-4.15       Tea/Coffee


Session 2     Chair:

4.15-4.45       Liam Cashman, Environment Directorate-General, European Commission

'New Commission initiative on environmental inspections – what it might mean for future enforcement’

4.45-5.15       Andrew Jackson, Natural Environment Officer and in-house solicitor An Taisce

‘Democratising Enforcement: Thinking Beyond the State’

5.15-6.00       Q & A and General Discussion


This conference is funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government & the Department of An Taoiseach Communicating Europe Initiative.

Adverse Events in Healthcare: Medico-Legal Challenges

Adverse Events in Healthcare: Medico-Legal Challenges


Friday, 8 November 2013


 Lecture Theatre G02

 Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC

Seminar Overview


The Faculty of Law UCC is a recognised centre of excellence in medical and health law, with a long tradition of policy engagement and advocacy for law reform.  In 2013, the Faculty launched an innovative postgraduate programme, the LLM (Health & Care Law).


Aimed at a wide audience, this seminar will provide a forum to discuss current issues and challenges around adverse events in healthcare, including clinical negligence.  The seminar programme is designed to locate clinical negligence firmly in the context of the wider regulatory framework, the patient safety agenda and current challenges facing the Irish healthcare system.  It aims to make a substantial contribution to the contemporary debate on patient safety and access to justice.  A wide range of perspectives will be presented by way of contributions from an expert panel, including the views of litigation solicitors, medical professionals, patient safety advocates and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners.   The seminar will also consider the role of the State and its current policy on adverse events in healthcare.  It will conclude by exploring innovative approaches to patient safety and access to justice.



Chair:             The Hon Ms Justice Mary Irvine, High Court

2.30-2.40       Chair’s Introduction

2.40-3.00       “Clinical Negligence Litigation” Jerry Healy SC                                         

3.00-3.20       “Adverse Events in Healthcare – the Regulatory Response” Dr Deirdre Madden, Faculty of Law, UCC

3.20-3.30       Questions & Answers

3.30-4.00       Refreshment Break

4.00-4.50       Series of Short Presentations from Invited Expert Panel

  • Ernest Cantillon, Solicitor
  • Margaret Murphy, Patient Advocate; External Lead, Patients for Patient Safety Programme WHO
  • Prof Richard Greene, Director of National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, UCC
  • Mary Duff, Director of Nursing, St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin
  • Patricia Mallon, Solicitor, Eoin C Daly Mallon

4.50-5.45       General Discussion

5.45-6.00       Conclusions & Future Directions

6.00                Seminar Close


UCC Faculty of Law reserves the right to substitute speakers or amend the programme if necessary


Continuing Professional Development: 3 hours General CPD (Group Study)

Certificate of Attendance will be issued by post after the event to practitioners who sign in at the Registration Desk. 


The venue, Lecture Theatre G02, is located in the UCC Brookfield Health Sciences Complex at the Western end of College Road



Please note that parking at and around UCC is extremely limited.


Booking Details

Early Booking is advised


Seminar Fee:

  • Standard Fee:  €60
  • Reduced fee:   €30


The reduced fee is available to barristers in their first five years in practice, trainee solicitors and solicitors with up to three years post qualification experience.


Booking details at the following link: http://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/adverse-events-healthcare-medico-legal-challenges/


Enquiries:  Noreen Delea, Faculty of Law, University College Cork

Email: n.delea@ucc.ie     Phone:  021 490 3220


Careers Events

Following on from a series of successful events last academic year the Law Faculty will be hosting a number of Careers Events for students in Term 2. Keep checking the Facebook page and Twitter account for further information on these upcoming events. There are also a number of careers events taking place this term organised by the student Law Society and the Careers Service. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions.

If you are an employer and wish to get involved, please contact Dr Claire Murray at c.murray@ucc.ie or 021-4903809.

School of Law

Scoil an Dlí

Room 1.63, T12 T656