2004 Press Releases

30 Nov 2004

University College Cork (UCC) hosts Seminar on European Community Law

The Faculty of Law UCC is hosting a seminar on "Topical Procedural and Substantive Issues in European Law" on Saturday next, 4 December. Organised in association with the Irish Centre for European Law (ICEL), the seminar is aimed primarily at legal practitioners and NGOs working in the European law field. It is designed to provide an update on developments in a number of key areas of European law and to explain the significance of these developments for related areas of Irish law and legal practice.

Speaking in advance of the seminar, Dr Áine Ryall of the UCC Law Faculty explained: "European Law is very topical at the moment as can be seen from the lively debate about the new Constitution for Europe. So this seminar comes at an important time. Our aim is to alert participants to the most recent developments in European Community law and policy and to explore what these developments mean for Irish law and legal practice."

The seminar will include an update on the core principles of EU law and will also examine recent developments in competition law.

Dr Áine Ryall and Mr Owen McIntyre, who teach environmental law at UCC, will review recent developments in European environmental law.

According to Áine Ryall: "European environmental law comprises a large and complex body of rules that are constantly evolving. As concern for the environment (including important habitats and our rich archaeological and cultural heritage) deepens, interest in European Community environmental law intensifies. Environmental Impact Assessment law and European waste law are two very topical themes at the moment and our seminar will include a review of recent developments in both of these increasingly specialised fields."
Dr Ryall explained that this was a joint seminar with ICEL. UCC Law Faculty and ICEL plan to organise similar seminars on topical European law themes in the near future.

For further details see the Faculty of Law events page at http://www.ucc.ie/law/events/eu2004/

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