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Guest Lectures, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Guest Lectures

  • Irish Jurisprudence Society Annual Public Lecture 2009 by Professor Joseph Raz (this lecture is now fully booked)
    Balliol College, Oxford University and Columbia University
    25 February 2009
  • Seminar Series on Law and Politics of the European Union's 'Constitution" “Nous coalison des etats - nous unisson pas des hommes: Critical Reflections on the Spiritual Dimensions of European Integration” by J.H.H. Weiler, New York University
    3 December 2008
  • "The Development of a Human Rights Culture in the Cameroon Police: Prospects and Challenges" by Dr. Eban Ebai, University of Limerick
    2 December 2008
  • "The Trule Uneasy Case for Judicial Review in a Social Democracy" by Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
    24 November 2008
  • Seminar Series on Law and Politics of the European Union's 'Constitution"Explaining Transnational Access to International Institutions" by Jonas Tallberg, Stockholm University at 10 am, IIIS Seminar Room
    13 November 2008
  • "East Timor: Post-Conflict, Post-Independence, Pre-Rule of Law?" by Fergus Kerrigan, Deputy Department Director, Equal Treatment and Access to Justice, The Danish Institute of Human Rights
  • The lecture will address challenges of transitional justice and the challenge of building legitimate and modern institutions in new states, using East Timor / Timor Leste as an example.
    14 October 2008
  • "Human Rights Protection in Canada" The Right Honorable Beverley M. McLachlin
    6 May 2008
  • “Language and Ethnicity in East Timor: The Legal Challenges of a Struggling State" by Dr. Ferdand de Varennes
    1 May 2008
  • "Now that getting older no longer means slowing down", The Honourable Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, former judge of the Supreme Court, President of the Law Reform Commission
    28 April 2008
  • “The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Some Personal Reflections”, Guest lecture by Ariranga Pillay
    23 April 2008
  • “Habitual Residence as an Evolving Concept", Guest Lecture by Professor Peter McEleavy
    17 April 2008
  • Globalisation, Families and the Law, Special Lecture by Dr. Eimear Long
    29 February 2008
  • "Article 13 ECHR: Irish Jurisprudence on the Unglamourous Right ", Jane Liddy
    3 December 2007
  • Property and Empire: From Colonialism to Globalisation by Professor Patrick McAuslan*
    *Professor Patrick McAuslan, of Birkbeck College, Univerisity of London, has worked throughout the developing world, including India, Vietnam, Jamaica, South Africa and Uganda, as a policy adviser to governments on land and environmental matters and as a drafter of new laws on land and natural resources.  He studied law at Oxford and was a founding member of the School of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1961 to 1966 and of the School of Law at Warwick.  He was Professor of Public Law at LSE and Professor of Urban Management at UCL.  He is the author and co-author of several books, including The Ideologies of Planning Law, Urban Legal Problems in Eastern Africa and Bringing the Law Back In: Essays on Land, Law and Development.
    6 November 2007
  • "Responsibility to Protect as a Duty of Care in International Law and Practice" by Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    23 November 2007
  • The Great War and Irish Memory by Robert Martin,Professor of Law, Emeritus, The University of Western Ontario; Honorary Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin
    20 June 2007


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