Thursday, August 28, 2014

Events in September 2014 and after

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I've updated the list of Irish Law events at www.irishlaw.org/events/

Here's the current listing of events:

Part 1 - EVENTS

Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:
Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City University
Details at http://www.dcu.ie/humanities_and_social_sciences/news/LGConference.shtml

Thu.-Fri. 4-5 Sept. 2014:
Redefining Adoption in a New Era: Opportunities and Challenges for Adoption Law and Social Work Practice - Jointly Hosted By Faculty of Law & School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork
Details at http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/

Thu. 25 Sep 2014:
The Medical Negligence Litigation Conference, CMG Events, Dublin
http://www.cmgevents.ie/events/medical-negligence-litigation-conference-2014

Fri. 17 Oct. 2014:
Youth Justice Transformation - Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development annual conference, Dublin
Details at http://www.acjrd.ie/contents/249

Thu. 23 Oct. 2014:
Research Methodologies in Law conference, University of Limerick
http://www.ul.ie/law/news/conference-research-methodologies-law

Fri.-Sun. 7-9 Nov. 2014:
Making an Impact: Can Legal Academics Make a Real Difference? Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Kilkenny.
Details at http://www.ialt.ie/event/ialt-annual-conference-2014

Part 2 - LAW SOCIETY PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

19 Sept. 2014 to June 2015:
Diploma in Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/diplomalaw/

24 Sep 2014 to January 2015:
Certificate in Legal French, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Certificate-in-Legal-French.aspx#.U-Dja5RdUud

1 Oct 2014 to March 2015:
Certificate in Commercial Contracts (iPad), Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Certificate-in-Commercial-Contracts-iPad.aspx#.U-Dj5ZRdUud  

2 Oct 2014 to March 2015:
Certificate in Conveyancing and Property Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Cert-in-Conveyancing-and-Property-Law.aspx#.U-DnbJRdUud  

2 Oct 2014 to January 2015:
Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Certificate-in-Aviation-Leasing-and-Finance.aspx#.U-Dn4pRdUuf  

3 Oct 2014 to December 2014:
Certificate in Advanced Negotiation, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Cert-in-Advanced-Negotiation.aspx#.U-DoNpRdUud  

4 Oct 2014 to May 2015:
Diploma in Arbitration Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Arbitration.aspx#.U-C47JRdUud  

7 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Corporate Law and Governance, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Corporate-Law-and-Governance.aspx#.U-C-2ZRdUud  

7 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring (iPad,) Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Insolvency-and-Corporate-Restructuring-iPad.aspx#.U-DCLZRdUud

8 Oct 2014 to May 2015:
Certificate in Trade Mark Law (iPad), Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Certificate-in-Trade-Mark-Law-iPad.aspx#.U-Dor5RdUuc  

9 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Mediation Law Society Diploma Centre Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Mediation.aspx#.U-DFSpRdUud  

14 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Diploma-in-Finance-Law.ASPX#.U-Da2ZRdUud  

15 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Investment Funds and Compliance, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Investment-Funds-and-Compliance.aspx#.U-DbSpRdUue  

16 Oct 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Family Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Family-Law.aspx#.U-DcUZRdUud

21 Oct 2014  to April 2015:
Diploma in Commercial Litigation (iPad), Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Commercial-Litigation-iPad.aspx#.U-Dd5pRdUud  

5 Nov 2014 to April 2015:
Certificate in Human Rights Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Cert-in-Human-Rights.aspx#.U-DpXpRdUud

8 Nov 2014 to April 2015:
Diploma in Taxation for Legal Professionals, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A14-Diploma-in-Taxation-for-Legal-Professionals.aspx#.U-Dh8JRdUue



Thursday, August 14, 2014

World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry

I have contributed the Irish entry to the new World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS).

The WILMap educates the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of expression and user rights worldwide. It is managed by Giancarlo Frosio, the Intermediary Liability Fellow at CIS.
The map is a detailed English-language resource comprised of case law, statutes, and proposed laws related to intermediary liability worldwide. It allows visitors to the CIS website to select information on any country of interest through a graphical user interface.

The full entry on Ireland which I contributed is Creative Commons licensed and is available here.

An edited version appears below:

WILMAP: IRELAND



LEGISLATION

[A report by an expert committee on reform of copyright law, including a draft Bill. Includes proposals concerning intermediaries, e.g.  (1) that a “marshalling” exception be introduced for sites which index, syndicate, aggregate or curate online content and (2) that certain sections of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 concerning transient and incidental copies be amended to come more closely into line with the CJEU’s approach to interpretation of the Information Society Directive.] 
[The Privacy Bill was published by the previous Government in 2006 but has not been enacted.  In 2012, the Minister for Justice stated that he was considering re-introducing a version of this Bill.]  

DECISIONS

SUPERIOR COURTS

Supreme Court, EMI v Data Protection Commissioner [2013] IESC 34 
[copyright, privacy, data protection, graduated response]
[A settlement had been reached between record companies and a large ISP, Eircom, instituting a Graduated Response Protocol under which Eircom would issue copyright infringement notices to customers.  The Data Protection Commissioner believed that this Protocol breached EU and Irish data protection law and issued an enforcement notice requiring Eircom to cease its operation of the Protocol. The Supreme Court found that the enforcement notice was invalid because of the absence of reasons.]

LOWER COURTS

High Court, Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner [2014] IEHC 310 
[privacy, data protection, Facebook, transfers of personal data to USA]
[(1) The Data Protection Act 1988 as amended prohibits transfers of personal data outside the state unless adequate privacy protections are in place.  In 2000, the European Commission had decided that the USA ensured an adequate level of privacy protection for data.  A Safe Harbour framework had been put in place between Europe and the USA regarding transfers of personal data.
(2) In light of the Snowden revelations, Mr Schrems, an Austrian lawyer who runs the “Europe v Facebook” group, made a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner arguing that the Commissioner should direct that transfers of personal data from Facebook Ireland to Facebook in the USA should cease.  Facebook Ireland is responsible for millions of Facebook users outside the USA and Canada.
(3) The Commissioner decided that the request was unsustainable in law.  Mr Schrems sought Judicial Review of the Commissioner’s decision.  
(4) In the High Court, Hogan J. said that much had changed since 2000, including for example the entry into force of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.  As a result, he referred questions of EU law to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU).  He also noted that mass and indiscriminate surveillance of communications as shown by the Snowden revelations would, as a matter of Irish law, be unconstitutional, but that Irish law on this matter had effectively been pre-empted by EU law.]  
High Court, Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (No.2) [2014] IEHC 351
[privacy, data protection, Facebook, transfers of personal data to USA, amicus curiae]
[The High Court ordered that Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) be added as amicus curiae in the proceedings, which will now proceed to the CJEU.  DRI had stated that it would not adopt a position of partisanship. Hogan J. distinguished this case from the case of EMI v UPC [2013] IEHC 204, where DRI was not added as amicus curiae. The court also noted DRI’s successful case before the CJEU – Case 293-12, Digital Rights Ireland v Minister for Communications ECLI:EU:C:2014:238. The court did not permit DRI as amicus to alter the nature of the questions which it had already proposed should be transmitted to the CJEU.] 
High Court, Cummins v Twitter, February 2014 
[defamation, libel, hosting provider, Twitter]
[The High Court ordered that Twitter remove defamatory posts concerning the mayor of Waterford.  The order was made under s.33 of the Defamation Act 2009.]  
High Court, EMI v UPC [2013] IEHC 274
[copyright, access provider, ISP, torrent, ThePirateBay, blocking order]
[Record companies successfully applied for an order against various ISPs blocking access to the Pirate Bay website, based on the amended s.40 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000. Later in 2013, the record companies successfully applied to the High Court for Kickass Torrents to be blocked.]
High Court, EMI v UPC [2013] IEHC 204
[copyright, access provider, ISP, torrent, ThePirateBay, blocking order, amicus curiae]
[Record companies had instituted proceedings seeking an order against various ISPs blocking access to the Pirate Bay website.  Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) applied to be added as an amicus curiae.  The Court refused to add DRI to the case.  Considering Irish cases on criteria for joining an amicus curiae, the court found that this case did not involve novel principles and DRI was not a neutral party.]  
High Court, Tansey v Gill [2012] IEHC 42
[defamation, hosting provider, preliminary injunction, interlocutory order]
[The plaintiff claimed he had been defamed on the website www.rate-your-solicitor.com.  He successfully sought interlocutory orders under s.33 of the Defamation Act 2009 against certain defendants prohibiting publication of the defamatory statements.  The court noted that, since the arrival of the internet, judicial hesitation in granting interlocutory orders of this type should be eased. One of the defendants was the host of the website, Dotster, located in the USA.  Dotster had not made an appearance in the case and the court made a final order in default of appearance.]   
High Court, McKeogh v Doe [2012] IEHC 95 
[defamation, privacy, right to good name, video removal, Norwich Pharmacal orders.]
[The plaintiff had wrongly been identified as the taxi fare evader shown in a video posted on various websites.  The judgment primarily concerns the issue of whether the plaintiff could be named on newspaper websites reporting the court case and the court ordered that he could be named.  The court noted that it had earlier granted interim orders that social media sites such as YouTube and Google should remove the video and provide the identities of web users who had defamed the plaintiff.  The orders regarding identities of web users were granted applying the UK tort case of Norwich Pharmacal v Customs & Excise [1973] UKHL 6. According to media reports, there have been further developments in this case in 2013 and 2014.] 
High Court, EMI v UPC [2010] IEHC 377 
[copyright, access provider, mere conduit, ThePirateBay, E-Commerce Directive]
[Record companies sought orders (1) restraining UPC, an ISP, from making available to the public copies of sound recordings which breach copyright and (2) requiring UPC to block access to the Pirate Bay site. The court found that s.40(4) of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 only covered “removal” of infringing material and therefore an injunction could not be granted.  Charleton J. also reconsidered his previous decision in EMI v Eircom [2009] IEHC 411 (see below), in which he granted an order requiring an ISP to block access to the Pirate Bay, and stated that his previous decision in that case had been incorrect. Following this case, s.40 of the 2000 Act was amended by Statutory Instrument in 2012 (see above).] 
[privacy, data protection, data retention, access providers, ISP, telephony providers, Directive 2006/24/EC, referral, ECJ, invalidity]
[This litigation concerned the validity of the data retention requirements imposed on ISPs and telephony providers. This case led to a decision by the CJEU (Grand Chamber) that the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC) was invalid, Case 293-12, Digital Rights Ireland v Minister for Communications ECLI:EU:C:2014:238.]
High Court, EMI v Eircom [2010] IEHC 108  
[copyright, data protection, graduated response]
[Record companies had reached a settlement with a large ISP (Eircom) instituting a graduated response system.  Charleton J. held that the settlement did not breach data protection laws as IP addresses in the hands of the record companies which do not identify subscribers are not “personal data”. He said that copyright is flagrantly violated by music theft and the sanction of terminating access is not excessive. Eircom’s terms and conditions stated that copyright must not be infringed and subscribers have agreed to these terms.]
High Court:  Irish Red Cross v UPC and Google (Unreported, 2010) [see news coverage here and here]
[confidentiality, breach, privacy, disclosure, alleged infringer, hosting provider, blog, liability of blog host]
[According to website reports, it appears that the High Court ordered that UPC and Google reveal the name of an anonymous blogger who allegedly breached confidentiality on the Blogger website.  Originally Google Ireland was named as defendant but the court permitted Google Inc to be substituted.] 
High Court, EMI v Eircom [2009] IEHC 411
[copyright, access provider, ISP, torrent, ThePirateBay, website blocking order, graduated response]
[Record companies had reached a settlement with a large ISP (Eircom) instituting a graduated response system. The court ordered, on application by the record companies, that Eircom should block access to the Pirate Bay website. The court based its decision on s.40(4) of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 and the Information Society Directive 2001.]  
High Court, Mulvaney v Sporting Exchange trading as Betfair [2009] IEHC 133 
[defamation, libel, hosting provider, gambling, chatroom, forum, E-Commerce Directive, hosting defence]
[Betfair was a gambling site which also operated internet forums (chatrooms) where users could discuss sports events and other issues. The plaintiffs alleged defamation by forum users. As a preliminary issue, Betfair successfully relied on the hosting defence in the E-Commerce Directive as implemented by the 2003 Regulations. The court found that the gambling exception to the Directive and Regulations did not apply as the forums were not directly connected to the gambling part of the site.] 
High Court, Ryanair v Johnston, 2005/514P, July 12, 2006 
[bullying, intimidation, privacy, hosting provider, bulletin board, website operator, moderator, members, liability, disclosure, identities, alleged infringers, Norwich Pharmacal order]
[This was an action against the operators and moderator of an internet site and bulletin board set up to facilitate discussions by Ryanair pilots.  Ryanair alleged that bullying and intimidation of pilots was taking place on the site and sought ‘Norwich Pharmacal’ orders to disclose the identities of certain users of the bulletin board. On reviewing the evidence, Smyth J. found that there was no evidence of bullying or intimidation or that Ryanair had suffered loss. He distinguished this case from EMI v Eircom, 2005 (see below) and the English case of Totalise v Motley Fool [2001] EWCA Civ 1897.  He also stated that a balance needed to be struck between justice and privacy.]   
High Court, EMI v Eircom [2005] IEHC 233 
[copyright, privacy, confidentiality, access provider, disclosure, identities, alleged infringers, Norwich Pharmacal order]
[Record companies requested Eircom, a large ISP, to provide identities of 17 customers who were allegedly infringing copyright. The High Court ordered that customers’ identities should be passed to the ISP, based on the UK tort case of Norwich Pharmacal v Customs & Excise [1973] UKHL 6. The court also relied on the Canadian case of BMG Canada v Doe 2004 FC 488.] 

OTHER RESOURCES

A Guide to the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003, http://www.djei.ie/publications/trade/2003/ecommercedirectiveguide.doc
Data Protection Commissioner, www.dataprotection.ie
Data Protection Commissioner, Final report of Audit of Facebook Ireland (2011) and Facebook Ireland Audit Review Report (2012), http://dataprotection.ie/docs/Facbook-Audit/1290.htm 
Digital Rights Ireland, http://www.digitalrights.ie
Information Technology Law in Ireland – Denis Kelleher and Karen Murray, http://ictlaw.com
Information Technology Law in Ireland – TJ McIntyre Blog, http://www.tjmcintyre.com
Internet Content Governance Advisiory Group, Report of the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group (2014), http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/NR/rdonlyres/0BCE1511-508E-4E97-B1A9-23A6BE9124A...
Internet Hotline, www.hotline.ie  
Joint Committee on Transport and Communications, Addressing the Growth of Social Media and Tackling Cyberbullying (2013), www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/Report-on-Social-Media-July-2013-Webs...
Office for Internet Safety, http://www.internetsafety.ie

CONTRIBUTORS

Darius Whelan
Lecturer in Law, University College Cork  
Email: d.whelan@ucc.ie 







Monday, August 04, 2014

Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law

Muhammad Younis.  Picture by RTE.  
In 2012, I blogged about the important decision of Hussein v The Labour Court [2012] IEHC 364.  There have been developments recently which have led me to update this post as follows.  The developments are:

  • Enactment of the Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 - see end of blog post below.
  • The UK Supreme Court decision in Hounga v Allen - see the fourth bullet below.
Here's the revised blog post in full: 


In a very important decision in 2012, Hussein v The Labour Court [2012] IEHC 364, Hogan J. found that a migrant worker (Mr Muhammad Younis) who had been exploited by his employer could not claim under the working time legislation, minimum wage legislation and the Terms of Employment (Information) legislation.  See news reports at Irish Times and RTE websites.

Liam Thornton has an excellent post over at humanrights.ie summarising the issues, particularly focusing on the international human rights dimension of the case.

Some additional points which have struck me are as follows:  
  • Hogan J. says at para. 19 that the Employment Permits Act 2003 contains no saving clause such as obtains in the case of unfair dismissals.  However, the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 does contain a saving clause at s.40.  While it is likely that even if he had referred to this section, he would have reached the same conclusion, it is surprising that he does not explicitly address it.  
  • Hogan J. does not refer explicitly to the significant Irish employment law case of Lewis v Squash Ireland [1983] ILRM 363.  In that case, the Tribunal stated: "It is public policy that the Courts and this Tribunal should not lend themselves to the enforcement of contracts, either illegal on their face or in which the intended performance of obligations thereunder was illegal to the knowledge of the party seeking to enforce the contract" (emphasis added).  Hogan J. could have explored whether he agreed with such a statement of public policy by the EAT, rather than relying entirely on court decisions.  While of course the courts have superior authority to the tribunals, they have also recognised the specialist expertise of such tribunals in the past.
  • Hogan J. also does not refer to Dubyna v Hourican Hygiene  (2005) UD 781/2004, another EAT case in which it was found that a contract in breach of the Employment Permits Act 2003 was enforceable where the employee was unaware of the breach.  Admittedly, the circumstances were quite different but nonetheless it is a more relevant decision than some of those cited in the High Court decision. 
  • As far as I can see, the only English case referred to is from 1957.  There is no reference to the recent Court of Appeal case of Hounga v Allen [2012] EWCA Civ 609 which involved breach of work permits legislation.  While the court did not permit the claim in that case, it allowed for the possibility that in some cases an employee might not be an active participant in an illegality, but instead acquiesce in the state of affairs, in which case she might still claim.  (See Laurie Anstis posting on Daniel Barnett blog here.)  [Update in 2014:  The UK Supreme Court has upheld the appeal against the Court of Appeal decision - Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 - See Vanessa James posting on Daniel Barnett blog here.] 
  • I am not entirely comfortable with the idea of the High Court posting copies of its decisions to the Ceann Comhairle, the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.  I agree that a judge may highlight a possible anomaly in the law, or possible unintended consequences of legislation, and even state that the law should be changed (as happened in the X. case).  But it is unnecessary and perhaps could be misinterpreted for the judge to post the decision to these three people.   They are all surely aware of the decision, as they are aware of all court decisions.  Perhaps I am splitting hairs here?  
[Further Update in 2014 - The Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 will allow a migrant worker in Mr Younis's situation to bring a civil action seeking compensation for work done.  The Act will come into force on a date specified by the Minister. The new Act was welcomed by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland here. However, as the Centre notes, much more needs to be done.  From an employment law perspective, it is unclear to what extent a migrant worker without a work permit could bring an action other than an action seeking compensation for work done. ]   

Monday, July 14, 2014

Recent mental health news

Some recent mental health news from my twitter feed:













Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Events in April 2014 and after

I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.
Four Courts CC BY ncarey

Here's the current listing:

25-26 April 2014:
Law Society Annual Conference 2014 - Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Pages/Events/2014-Law-Society-Annual-Conference/

Tue. 29 April 2014:
Integrated Offender Management: pooling resources and expertise and creating effective working partnerships, ACJRD, Dublin
http://www.acjrd.ie/contents/239

Wed. 30 April 2014:
Spying, Surveillance and International Law - ISIL, Dublin
http://isil.ie

Thu. 1 May 2014:
Annual Review of Important Competition Law Cases and Developments in the EU and Ireland, ISEL, Dublin
https://www.isel.ie/event

2-4 May 2014:
Twenty-first Century Justice? Burren Law School 2014, Co. Clare
http://www.burrenlawschool.org

Tue. 6 May 2014    5.45pm:
Regulating for Decent Work - Combating Unfair Terms in Employment Contracts, an address by Esther Lynch, Legal and Legislative Officer at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Honorary Senior Lecturer-in-Law at NUIM Law, NUI Maynooth
https://www.nuim.ie/law/events/regulating-decent-work-combating-unfair-terms-employment-contracts# Please RSVP to law@nuim.ie by 3pm on Monday, 28 April

Tue. 6 May 2014    12.30PM:
Nastasha Warcholak, Development Consultant, Visiting Scholar, TJI - 'How Conflict and Migration Affect Women's Rights in Central Asia', University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute Seminar, Jordanstown campus
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

Wed. 7 May 2014:
Intellectual Property and International Law, ISIL, Dublin
http://isil.ie

8 May 2014:
Constitutions and Courts in the EU: A tribute to Nial Fennelly, jointly organised by ICEL, ISEL and ERA, Dublin
http://icel.ie/events_currentprogramme

Fri. 9 May 2014:
Conference on the enforcement of ESC rights, Trinity College Dublin, papers by Professor Sandra Liebenberg of the University of Stellenbosch, Professor Aoife Nolan of the University of Nottingham, Dr. Colm Ó Cinnéide of University College London and Dr. Paul O'Connell, SOAS, University of London.
http://www.tcd.ie/Law/events/2014/ESCR2014.php

Mon. 12 May 2014:
Data Protection Lecture, ISEL, Dublin
https://www.isel.ie/event

Wed. 14 May 2014:
Twentieth century law: 21st century problems - Professor Harold Hongju Koh lecture at Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/ccjhr/events/title-466091-en.html 

Thu. 15 May 2014:
Seminar on Irish in the Constitution, Courts Service of Ireland and UCD Lárionad de Bhaldraithe do Léann na Gaeilge, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Pages/Events/Seminar-Irish-in-the-Constitution/

Thu. 15 May 2014:
Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning - Faculty of Law, University College Cork
http://copyright-ucc-may2014.eventbrite.ie 

Thu. 22 May 2014:
Lecture by Baroness Hale at Child Law Clinic, University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/childlawclinic/events/ 

Thu. 22 May 2014:
International Law and Trafficking in Human Beings: crisis responses and continuums of exploitation, Professor Siobhan Mullally, ISIL, Dublin
http://isil.ie

23-24 May 2014:
Compensation Culture or Accident Culture? Comparative Tort Law Reform in the 21st Century - University of Limerick
http://tinyurl.com/ul-may2014

Fri. 23 May 2014:
World Trade Organisation in Legal Context: Challenges of the Past and Prospects for the Future - UCD Sutherland School of Law Postgraduate Workshop, Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/law/phdworkshop/

Wed. 28 May 2014    13:00:
Faith Communities and Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice Institute Conference, Belfast
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

Thu. 29 May 2014    4.00pm:
Anti-Money Laundering – An Update, Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/%20AntiMoney_Laundering_An_Update.aspx

5-6 June 2014:
Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Graduate Conference, University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/ccjhr/

11-14 June 2014:
Beyond Crime: Pathways to Desistance, Social Justice, and Peacebuilding, European Forum for Restorative Justice conference, Belfast
http://www.euforumrj.org/belfast?/events/belfast

Fri. 13 June 2014:
Law in Action: Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/law/eventsseminars/title,202262,en.html

16-20 June 2014:
International Criminal Court Summer School 2014, NUI Galway
http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=351

23-27 Jun 2014:    
TJI Summer School. Addressing Sexual Violence and Gendered Harm in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: Addressing Enforcement, Essentialism, and Masculinities TJI Summer School, University of Ulster Jordanstown (Belfast)
http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/SummerSchool2014.htm

Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:
Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City University
http://www.dcu.ie/humanities_and_social_sciences/news/LGConference.shtml

Law Society Certificates and Diplomas: 

9-24 May 2014:
Personal Insolvency Practitioner Certificate, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/SR14_Cert_PIP.aspx

May to July 2014:
Certificate in Advanced Negotiation, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/SR14_Advanced_Negotiation.aspx  

May to June 2014:
Certificate in Banking Law, Practice and Bankruptcy, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/SR14_Banking_Law_Practice_Bankruptcy.aspx  

9-13 June 2014:
Certificate in Intellectual Property Rights Management, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Documents/education/Diplomas/Summer_2014/Cert_%20IPR_%20Mgt.pdf  

Sept. 2014 to June 2015:
Diploma in Law, Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Documents/education/Diplomas/Autumn_2014/Dip_%20in_%20Law.pdf

=== Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Faculty of Law, University College Cork ===
 
The Faculty of Law, University College Cork, is currently accepting applications for taught postgraduate programmes as follows:
 
LLM
LLM Business Law
LLM Child and Family Law
LLM Criminal Justice
LLM Health and Care Law
LLM Intellectual Property and E-Law
LLM Human Rights & Public Policy
LLM Practitioner
LLB
 
Upcoming Closing Date for applications1 May 2014  
(There are further closing dates later in the year)
 
Full information about all programmes and applications:

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Events in December 2013 and after

Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY,
Kieran Lynam, from Flickr

I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.

Here's the current listing:

Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:
Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law, University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/  


Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:
Re-designing the Pattern: Women and the Criminal Justice System - Irish Penal Reform Trust, Dublin
http://www.iprt.ie/contents/2568


Thu.-Fri. 5-6 Dec. 2013:
Changing Sovereignty in Europe: Irish European Law Forum, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/law/news/name,190991,en.html


Thu. 5 Dec. 2013 9.30am :
Cross Border Insolvency Proceedings - Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Cross_Border_Insolvency_Proceedings_13027.aspx

Thu. 5 Dec. 2013 6.00pm :
Tactical Negotiation Skills - Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Tactical_Negotiation_Skills_13021.aspx


Thu.5 Dec. 2013:
General Practice Solicitors Law Conference - Round Hall conference, Dublin
http://www.roundhall.ie/base/pdf/CPD%20Conference_PRINT.pdf

Thu. 5 Dec. 2013:
Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture by Martin O'Brien - Free Legal Advice Centres, Dublin
http://www.flac.ie/news/events/2013/12/05/flacs-seventh-annual-dave-ellis-memorial-lecture/

Thu.5 Dec. 2013:
The RAVN approach to Knowledge and Know Who Management Tikit sponsored Legal Technology Seminar, Dublin
http://www.ravn.co.uk/news/seminar-ravn-approach-knowledge-know-management/

Fri. 6 Dec. 2013:
Is Green A Part Of The Rainbow? Sharia, Homosexuality, and LGBT Rights in the Muslin World: Some Critical Reflections - University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute Event,  Magee campus http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

Fri.6 Dec.2013:
Alice Diver, A Law of Blood-ties: The 'Right' to Access Genetic Ancestry: University of Ulster, TJI Book Launch, Magee campus
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

Fri. 6 Dec. 2013:
Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination: Legal Remedies - CLT Seminar, Dublin
http://www.cltireland.ie/course.aspx?crseidcode=1009

Tue. 10 Dec. 2013:
Juvenile Justice:  Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development Seminar, Dublin
http://www.acjrd.ie/contents/230

Tue. 10 Dec 2013:
How to use Blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in the legal sector, Law Society Professional Training, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/How_to_use_Blogging_Facebook_LinkedIn_Twitter_Legal_Sector.aspx


Wed. 11 Dec. 2013:  
Film Screening and Book Launch - Film Screening: 'Nostalgia for the Light'
Book Launch: 'The Politics of Memory: Chile from Pinochet to Bachelet' - University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute, Magee campus
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

Thu. 12 Dec. 2013 6.00pm :
Tactical Negotiation Skills Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Tactical_Negotiation_Skills_13022.aspx


Fri. 13 Dec. 2013:
Seminar to mark the launch of 'A Guide to Children’s Rights under European Union Law in Ireland' - Children's Rights Alliance, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Pages/Events/

Sat.14 Dec. 2013:
Tort Law Conference - Bar Council of Ireland, Dublin http://www.lawlibrary.ie/documents/news_events/CPDTort14122013.pdf

Mon. 16 Dec. 2013:
International Criminal Court: current challenges and future prospects -  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork - Event in Dublin 
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Pages/Events/


Wed. 18 Dec. 2013:
Effective Delegation and Feedback - Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Effective_Delegation_and_Feedback.aspx


Mon. 5 Feb. 2014:
TJI Seminar Series: Professor David Kretzmer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 'Use of Force in Non-International Armed Conflicts: capture or kill?' University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute, Jordanstown campus
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice


Sat. 15 Feb. 2014:
Law Student Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin [Submit abstracts by Thu. 5 December 2013]
http://www.colloquium.ie

23-24 May 2014:
Compensation Culture or Accident Culture? Comparative Tort Law Reform in the 21st Century - University of Limerick
http://irishlawblog.blogspot.ie/2013/05/cfp-compensation-culture-or-accident.html


Monday, November 04, 2013

Events from November 2013 onwards

Four Courts - CC BY ncarey 
I've updated the list of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current listing:

PART 1 - EVENTS

Wed. 6 Nov. 2013:
Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Recent Research and Regulatory Initiatives - School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
http://www.tcd.ie/Law/events/2013/gender-diversity-corporate-boards.php

Thu. 7 Nov. 2013: 
National Human Rights Commissions: Giving Teeth to International Treaties - Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, UCC, Cork 
http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/

Fri. 8 Nov. 2013: 
Adverse Events in Healthcare: Medico-Legal Challenges - Faculty of Law, University College Cork 
http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/

Fri. 8 Nov. 2013:
Annual Environmental Law Conference - ICEL, Dublin
http://icel.ie/events_currentprogramme

Sat. 9 Nov. 2013:
Tenth Annual Round Hall Planning & Environmental Law Conference 2013 - Thomson Reuters Round Hall Professional Development Conference, Dublin
http://www.roundhall.ie

Sat. 9 Nov. 2013:
Book Launch: Catherine O'Rourke, Gender Politics in Transitional Justice (Routledge 2013), University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute, Belfast
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/transitionaljustice

11 Nov. to 9 Dec. 2013:
Measuring your Firm’s Carbon Footprint, Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Measuring_your_Firms_Carbon_Footprint.aspx

Tue. 12 Nov. 2013: 
The Changing Landscape of Media Law - UCC Student Law Society Conference, Cork 
http://www.facebook.com/events/588219581239571/

Tue. 12 Nov. 2013:
Effective Business Writing - Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Effective_Business_Writing.aspx

Wed. 13 Nov. 2013:
Pringle, the Financial Crisis and Challenges for the EU Legal Order - Lecture by Professor Paul Craig, ISEL, Dublin
Contact iselsecretary@gmail.com

Wed. 13 Nov. 2013:
When is a website like a book? Online Infringement Reconsidered - UCD, Newman House, Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/law/events/title,180220,en.html

14–15 November 2013:
Eighth Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference, Dublin
http://www.pdp.ie/conferences

Fri. 15 Nov. 2013 10.00am :
Essential Solicitor Update for 2013 - Law Society Skillnet, Cork
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Essential_Solicitor_Update_for_S1319.aspx

Tue. 19 Nov. 2013:
Personal Effectiveness - Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Personal_Effectiveness.aspx

Wed. 20 Nov. 2013 2.00pm :
In-house and Public Sector Committee – Annual Conference, Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Inhouse_and_Public_Sector_Committee_Annual_Conference_13017.aspx

Fri.-Sat. 22-23 Nov. 2013:
Irish Association of Law Teachers annual conference, Belfast
http://www.ialt.ie/event/ialt-annual-conference-2013

Fri. 22 Nov. 2013 10.00am :
General Practice Update 2013 Conference - Law Society Professional Training, Kilkenny
http://www.lawsociety.ie/General%7C_Practice_Update_2013_Conference_13018.aspx

Tue. 26 Nov. 2013:
Managing Effective Meetings - Law Society Finuas Network Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Managing_Effective_Meetings.aspx

Fri. 29 Nov. 2013:
Annual Family and Child Law Symposium - Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Annual_Family_and_Child_Law_Symposium_2013.aspx

Fri. 29 Nov. 2013: 
Enforcing European Union Environmental Law Conference - Faculty of Law, UCC, Cork 
Details to follow at http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/

Sat. 30 Nov. 2013:
Criminal Law Conference 2013 - Round Hall Conferences, Dublin
http://www.roundhall.ie

Thu. 5 Dec. 2013 9.30am :
Cross Border Insolvency Proceedings - Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Cross_Border_Insolvency_Proceedings_13027.aspx

Thu. 5 Dec. 2013 6.00pm :
Tactical Negotiation Skills - Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Tactical_Negotiation_Skills_13021.aspx

Fri. 6 Dec. 2013:
Changing Sovereignty in Europe - UCD School of Law Sixteenth Irish European Law Forum, Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/law/news/name,182988,en.html

Tue. 10 Dec 2013:
How to use Blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in the legal sector, Law Society Professional Training, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/How_to_use_Blogging_Facebook_LinkedIn_Twitter_Legal_Sector.aspx

Thu. 12 Dec. 2013 6.00pm :
Tactical Negotiation Skills Law Society Professional Training, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Tactical_Negotiation_Skills_13022.aspx

Wed. 18 Dec. 2013:
Effective Delegation and Feedback - Law Society Finuas Network, Dublin 7
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Effective_Delegation_and_Feedback.aspx

2014

Sat. 15 Feb. 2014:
Law Student Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin [Submit abstracts by Thu. 5 December 2013]
http://www.colloquium.ie

23-24 May 2014:
Compensation Culture or Accident Culture? Comparative Tort Law Reform in the 21st Century - University of Limerick
http://irishlawblog.blogspot.ie/2013/05/cfp-compensation-culture-or-accident.html



PART 2 - LAW SOCIETY PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

Sept.2013-June 2014: Certificate in Legal German - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Documents/education/Diplomas/Autumn%202013/Cert_Legal_German.pdf

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Corporate-Law-and-Governance.aspx

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Aviation-Leasing-and-Finance-Law.aspx

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in Environmental and Planning Law - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Environment-and-Planning-Law.aspx

Oct. 2013-Jan. 2014: Certificate in Data Protection (online) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Online
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Cert-in-Data-Protection-Online-New.aspx

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in eCommerce (incl. iPad) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-eCommerce-iPad-new.aspx

Oct.-Dec.2013: Certificate in Higher Court Civil Advocacy (incl. iPad) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Cert-in-Higher-Court-Civil-Advocacy-New-iPad.aspx

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in Finance Law - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Finance-Law.aspx

Oct. 2013-March 2014: Certificate in Healthcare Law - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Cert-in-Healthcare-Law.aspx

Oct. 2013-April 2014: Diploma in Mediation - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Mediation-New.aspx

Oct. 2013-June 2014: Diploma in Legal French - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Documents/education/Diplomas/Autumn%202013/Diploma_in_Legal_French.pdf

Oct. 2013- Jan. 2014: Certificate in Human Rights Law - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Cert-in-Human-Rights-Law.aspx

Nov. 2013 - May 2014: Certificate in Adjudication Law Society Professional Training, Dublin http://www.lawsociety.ie/Certificate_in_Adjudication.aspx

Nov. 2013- May 2014: Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning (STEP) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-Trust-and-Estate-Planning.aspx

Nov. 2013-May 2014: Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law (incl. iPad) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Dip-in-IP-Rights-and-Technology-Law-iPad.aspx

Nov. 2013-May 2014: Certificate in Trademark Law (incl. iPad) - Law Society Diploma Centre, Dublin and webcast
http://www.lawsociety.ie/A13-Cert-in-Trade-Mark-Law-iPad.aspx

Thu.-Fri. 6-7 Feb. 2014: Certificate in English & Welsh Property Law and Practice 2014 - Law Society Skillnet, Dublin
http://www.lawsociety.ie/Certificate_In_English_and_Welsh_Property_Law.aspx