Friday, February 04, 2011

Constitutional Reform Seminar Series: Health Care and Children's Rights

Constitutional Reform Seminar Series: Health Care and Children's Rights
University College Cork

The third seminar in the Constitutional Reform Seminar Series will take place on Friday 25th February 2011 in Brookfield Health Sciences Room G10.
This session will focus on health care and children's rights. Confirmed speakers for the seminar include:

Maeve Lewis, Executive Director, One in Four
Claire Hayes, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Mary Hughes, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Mary Donnelly (Seminar Chairperson), Faculty of Law

The seminar is free to attend and open to all. However, as places will be limited, please confirm your place by sending an email in advance to Shannon at . The seminar will run from 1-3 pm with coffee/tea beforehand.

The seminar is organised by the Faculty of Law, the School of Applied Social Studies, the Irish Social Sciences Platform, and the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster. The seminar is funded by PRTLI4 through the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster

The full text of the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children (2010) report is available at this link:

Best wishes

Dr Ursula Kilkelly (Law), Dr Conor O'Mahony (Law) & Dr Kenneth Burns (Applied Social Studies)

University College Cork

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Call for Papers Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference 2011

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at University College Cork is pleased to announce its fifth Annual Postgraduate Conference which will take place on Thursday, 28th April, 2011. The conference is aimed at those who are undertaking postgraduate research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights. The Organising Committee is particularly eager to incorporate multi-disciplinary perspectives. Abstracts are welcome from scholars from disciplines outside of law (such as politics, social studies, sociology and philosophy, for example) who are working on related topics.

The theme for this year's event is “Human Rights Protection and Criminal Justice in the Age of Crisis”. The aim is to reflect upon the impact of crises on fundamental rights protection and the criminal law. We hope that this theme will encourage debate on the challenging and complex questions which arise in turbulent times. We are especially interested in papers that relate to human rights, criminal justice, criminal law or the intersection of these fields. However, we also welcome papers dealing with issues outside these areas that fall within the broader theme of the conference. Papers will be streamed thematically. Anticipated sessions include "Contemporary Discourse in Criminal Law", "Civil Liberties, Technology and State Security Claims" and "International Law, Human Rights and Development Policy". Session titles will be finalised based on submissions, and the Committee also invites proposals for additional streams.

This international one-day event has attracted promising research scholars from Ireland, the UK and Europe in the areas of law, politics, philosophy and the related social sciences. This year's conference aims to build on this success.
Details of the keynote speaker will follow shortly.
Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the organising committee by Friday 18th February 2011. Successful conference submissions will be notified by Friday, 4th March 2011. Submissions and further enquiries should be directed to
UCC Law Postgraduate Conference
Department of Law
University College Cork
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