Patricia Brazil
Averil Deverell Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

Patricia Brazil LL.B. M.LITT Barrister-at-Law is a former scholar of the College, who was conferred with an M.Litt on the Drug Court and sentencing policy in Ireland in 2005. She was appointed Averil Deverell Lecturer in Law in October 2007, and lectures in Family law, Criminal law and Refugee and Immigration law. A full-time researcher with the Law Reform Commission for a number of years, she has carried out extensive teaching and lecturing at Trinity College prior to her full-time appointment to the Law School. Her research interests include family and child law, domestic immigration and asylum law and criminal law.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brazil, Patricia, The Citizens Directive in Irish Law - A Cautionary Tale, IJEL, 19, (1), 2016, p11 - 26 Journal Article, 2016

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2013, Dublin, Round Hall, 2014, pp17 - 34, [Patricia Brazil] Book Chapter, 2014

Brazil, Patricia, Recent developments concerning transfer of child care proceedings under Brussels II Revised, The Irish Jurist, 51, 2014, p181 - 189 Journal Article, 2014

Asylum and Immigration in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2012, Ireland, Thomson Round Hall, 2013, pp8 - 36, [Patricia Brazil and Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2013

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2011, Ireland, Thomson Round Hall, 2012, [Patricia Brazil and Nuala Egan ] Book Chapter, 2012

Patricia Brazil, The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010: Radical New Departure in Irish Law?, Dublin University Law Journal, 34, 2011, p234- Journal Article, 2011

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2010, Ireland, Thomson Round Hall, 2011, [Patricia Brazil and Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2011

Patricia Brazil, Book review: Fitzgibbon, Wardle and Loveless (eds) The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships , by Fitzgibbon, Wardle and Loveless (eds) , Dublin University Law Journal, 2010 Review, 2010

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)Raymond Byrne and William Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2009, Ireland, Thomson Round Hall, 2010, [Patricia Brazil and Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2010

"Delay in the Prosecution of Sexual Offences" in, editor(s)Liz Heffernan and Ivana Bacik , Criminal Law and Procedure: Current Issues and Emerging Trends, Ireland, First Law, 2009, pp52 - 64, [Patricia Brazil] Book Chapter, 2009

Patricia Brazil, "Recent issues in Refugee Family Reunification under Irish Law", Dublin University Law Journal, 2009, (1), 2009, p412 - 420 Journal Article, 2009

"Asylum & Immigration Law" in, editor(s)Raymond Byrne and William Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Ireland, Thomson Round Hall, 2009, pp1 - 28, [Patricia Brazil and Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2009

The Influence of the ECHR on Irish Asylum Law in, editor(s)Ursula Kilkelly , ECHR and Irish Law, Jordans, 2008, [S. Egan and P.Brazil] Book Chapter, 2008

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)Byrne & Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2006, Ireland, Round Hall , 2007, pp7 - 76, [Brazil & Egan] Book Chapter, 2007

Asylum & Immigration Law in, editor(s)William Binchy & Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2005, Dublin, Round Hall, 2006, pp11 - 71, [Patricia Brazil & Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2006

Asylum and Immigration Law in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law, Dublin, Round Hall, 2005, pp27 - 64, [Patricia Brazil & Nuala Egan] Book Chapter, 2005

Patricia Brazil, Review of Criminal Procedure, by Dermot Walsh , Dublin University Law Journal, 25, 2003 Review, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

William Binchy and Raymond Byrne, Asylum and Immigration Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 2015, 2016, p14 - 60 Journal Article, 2016

Patricia Brazil, Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on the Court Poor Box, Dublin, Law Reform Commission, 2004 Report,

Patricia Brazil, Who is a qualified cohabitant for the purposes of the 2010 Act, Conference on the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 , Dublin, 2 April 2011 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Trust Law: General Proposals, Dublin, Law Reform Commission, 2005 Report,

Patricia Brazil, Proceedings to which the best interests test does and does not apply: practical implications, Conference on the Children's Rights Referendum, Trinity College Dublin, 1 November 2012 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, Applications for asylum by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, Refugee and Immigration Practitioners Network, Dublin, 25 January 2011 Conference Paper,

Brazil. Patricia, The Rights of Irish Children Born to Non-National Parents, The Constitution at 70, Trinity College Dublin, 8-9 June 2009 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, Report on Services and Legislation for Victims of Crime, Accommodating Victims in the Criminal Justice System: An Inclusionary or Punitive Logic, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at University College Cork, 11 June 2010 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, The Protection Needs of Children in the Asylum and Immigration Systems: An Irish practitioner's perspective", Irish Refugee Council Masterclass, Dublin, 31 March 2011 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Judicial Review Procedure, Dublin, Law Reform Commission, 2003 Report,

Patricia Brazil, Trafficking and Refugee Law in Ireland", , Irish Refugee Law Masterclass, Dublin, 9 February 2012 Conference Paper,

Brazil, "Bail, Electronic Tagging and Crime Prevention Orders" delivered at "The Criminal Justice Bill 2007: Implications for Law and Practice" , Criminal Justice Bill 2007 , Trinity College Dublin, May 9, 2007 Conference Paper,

Patricia Brazil, Recent Developments in Asylum and Immigration Judicial Review, Conference on Recent Developments in Judicial Review, Trinity College Dublin, 10 February 2012 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

Family Law, Refugee & Immigration Law, Criminal Law

Projects

  • Title
    • "Report on Services and Legislation Providing Support for Victims of Crime"
  • Summary
    • To provide a research report to the Commission on the Support of Victims of Crime on the services currently provided in Ireland by non-governmental organisations and others to victims of crime; Irish/European legislation in relation to support for victims of crime; and a literature review on the systems for the support of victims of crime pertaining in EU and non EU common law countries.
  • Funding Agency
    • Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime/Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
  • Date From
    • April 2007
  • Date To
    • December 2007

Keywords

Criminal procedure; Family law; Human rights; International law; Refugee and Immigration Law

Recognition

Representations

Legal Expert Member of ELENA [European legal network on asylum] 2007

Member of ChildWatch International Research Project 2006

National Contributor to University of Michigan Refugee Law project 2007

Awards and Honours

Scholar, Trinity College Dublin 1999

Visiting Professor, University of San Francisco August-Oct 2006

Memberships

Vice-Chairperson Irish Penal Reform Trust 2005 – present