William Binchy
Adjunct Professor/Fellow Emeritus, Law

Biography

William Binchy is Regius Professor of Laws. He was formerly a special legal adviser on family law reform to the Irish Department of Justice and Research Counsellor to the Law Reform Commission.  He is a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission.  He was Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (Michaelmas Term 2002).  He has authored and co-authored books on private international law, torts and family law and organises the Annual Workshop on Constitutionalism for African Chief Justices and Senior Judiciary, held at the Law School, now in its ninth year. He has represented Ireland at the Hague Conference on Private International Law on the themes of marriage and inter-country adoption. He was a member of the Committee on the Offences Against the State Acts, Chaired by the Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Hederman.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dignity as a Core Constitutional Concept in, editor(s)Binchy, William and Quansah, Emmanuel , Judicial Protection of Human Rights in Botswana, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, pp159 - 186, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2009

Binchy, William and Quansah, Emmanuel, The Judicial Protection of Human Rights in Botswana, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, 418pp Book, 2009

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Dublin, Roundhall, 2009, vii-xxix, 1-647pp Book, 2009

Binchy, William and Ahern, John, eds, , The Rome II Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations: A New Regime, 1st, Leiden, Brill, 2009, xi - 480pp Book, 2009

The Constitution of Timor Leste in Comparative Perspective in, editor(s)Binchy, William , Timor- Leste Challenges for Justice and Human Rights in the Shadow of the Past, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, pp261 - 290, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2009

Binchy, William, ed, Timor-Leste: Challenges for Justice and Human Rights in the Shadow of the Past, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, v-xi, 1-604pp Book, 2009

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond (with specialist contributors), Annual Review of Irish Law 2007, Dublin, Roundhall, 2008 Book, 2008

Issues of Proof in Medical Negligence Litigation: New Questions Posed in the Irish Courts in, editor(s)Craven, Ciaran and Binchy, William , Medical Negligence Litigation: Emerging Issues, Dublin, Clarus, 2008, pp56 - 82, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2008

Dignity as a Constitutional Concept in, editor(s)Carolan, Eoin and Doyle, Oran , The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Thomson Roundhall, 2008, pp307 - 326, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2008

The Supreme Court of Ireland in, editor(s)Dickson, Brice , Judicial Activism in Common Law Supreme Courts, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp169 - 215, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2008

Binchy, William and Craven, Ciaran, eds, Medical Negligence Litigation: Emerging Issues, Dublin, First Law, 2008, 255pp Book, 2008

Doyle, Oran and Binchy, William, eds, Committed Relationships and the Law, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, 272pp Book, 2007

Binchy, William and Byrne Raymond (with specialist contributors), Annual Review of Irish Law 2006, Dublin, Roundhall, 2007, vii-xxix, 1-609pp Book, 2007

Autonomy, Commitment and Marriage in, editor(s)Doyle, Oran and Binchy, William , Committed Relationships and the Law, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, pp159 - 180, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2007

Comparative Practical Problems and Solutions in Applying a Judicial Code in the National System in, editor(s)Peter, Chris Maina and Kijo-Bisimba, Helen , Law and Justice in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2007, pp199 - 222, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2007

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond (with specialist contributors), Annual Review of Irish Law 2005, Dublin, Roundhall, 2006, vii-xxxiii, 1-743pp Book, 2006

Binchy, William and Finnegan, Catherine, eds, Human Rights, Constitutionalism and the Judiciary: Tanzanian and Irish Perspectives, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2006, 373pp Book, 2006

The School's Duty of Care to its Pupils in, editor(s)Binchy, William and Glendenning, Dympna , Litigation Against Schools: Implications for School Management, Dublin, First Law, 2006, pp1 - 57, [Binchy, William] Book Chapter, 2006

Binchy, William and Glendenning, Dympna, Litigation Against Schools: Implications for School Management, Dublin, First Law, 2006, xxxii, 277pp Book, 2006

Binchy, William and McMahon, Bryan, Casebook on the Irish Law of Torts, 3rd, Dublin, Tottel, 2005 Book, 2005

Binchy, William and Craven, Ciaran eds, The Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004, Dublin, First Law, 2004, 315pp Book, 2004

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Laws 2003, Thomson Roundhall, 2004 Book, 2004

William Binchy and Jeremy Sarkin, Eds, The Administration of Justice: Current Themes in Comparative Perspective, Four Courts Press, 2004 Book, 2004

Binchy, William and Finnegan, Catherine (Co-editors), The Citizenship Referendum, School of Law, TCD, 2004 Book, 2004

Binchy, William with Quigley, Paul editors, Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003: Implications for the Legal Practice, First Law, 2004 Book, 2004

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Laws 2002, Thomson Roundhall, 2003 Book, 2003

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Laws 2002, 2003 Book, 2003

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Law, Roundhall, 2002 Book, 2002

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2000, Roundhall, 2001 Book, 2001

Binchy, William and Sarkin, Jeremy, Human Rights, the Citizen and the State: South African and Irish Approaches, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, 2001 Book, 2001

Binchy, William with McMahon, Bryan, The Law of Torts, 3rd, Butterworths, 2000 Book, 2000

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1999, Roundhall, 2000 Book, 2000

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1998, Roundhall, 1999 Book, 1999

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law, 1997, Roundhall, 1998 Book, 1998

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law, 1996, Roundhall, 1997 Book, 1997

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law, 1995, Round Hall, 1996 Book, 1996

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law, 1994, Round Hall, 1995 Book, 1995

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1993, Round Hall, 1994 Book, 1994

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1992, Round Hall, 1993 Book, 1993

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of IrishLaw 1991, Round Hall, 1992 Book, 1992

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1990, Round Hall, 1992 Book, 1992

Binchy, William and McMahon, Bryan, A Casebook on Irish Law of Torts, 2nd, Butterworths, 1991 Book, 1991

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, Annual Review of Irish Law 1989, Round Hall, 1990 Book, 1990

Binchy, William and McMahon, Bryan, Irish Law of Torts, 2nd, Butterworths, 1990 Book, 1990

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1988, Round Hall, 1989 Book, 1989

Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors, The Annual Review of Irish Law 1987, Round Hall, 1988 Book, 1988

Binchy, William, Irish Conflicts of Law, Butterworths, 1988 Book, 1988

Binchy, William, A Casebook on Irish Family Law, Professional Books, 1984 Book, 1984

Binchy, Wiliam with McMahon, Bryan, Irish Law of Torts, Professional Books, 1981 Book, 1981

Research Expertise

Description

African Human RightsLaw, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Medical Law, Private International Law and Torts

Keywords

African Human Rights; Family Law; Human Rights; Jurisprudence; Medical Law; Private International Law

Recognition

Representations

Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights Commission. 

Represented the Irish Human Rights Commission at the U.N. Ad Hoc Committee on the Draft International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2003 to date.

Awards and Honours

Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 1992. John Brooke Scholar, The Honorable Society of the King's Inns (1968). Tutorial Scholar in Law, University College Dublin (1969).