TriCON Doctoral Conference: Contesting Constitutional Governance

Date: 09 June 2023
Time: 09:00 - 19:00

A one-day conference organised by the School of Law. Please register here. Programme: 9:00 Registration with coffee and tea 9:30 Panel 1: Balancing Rights

  • Noha Eissa Zakaria Abdelsalam (TCD), Protecting Freedom Of Expression While Fighting Terrorism In Egypt
  • Michael Coleman (UCD), Securing Non-Domination in the Social Republic: A Social Republican Theory of Rights
  • Somshubhra Banarjee (UCD), Emergency Legislation and Competing Claims to Authority
11:00 Coffee Break 11:15 Panel 2: Solutions and remedies
  • Daniel Gilligan (TCD), Rights, Remedies, and Vindication in Irish Constitutional Law
  • Leah Rea (Ulster), The (un)conventional approach? Exploring constitutionalism in the context of the application of constitutional conventions on matters of human rights in Northern Ireland
  • Davy Lawlor (DCU), From Parliamentary Elections to the Criminal Code: the Value of Remedial Flexibility in Constitutional Review
12:30 Lunch Break Served at the Long Room Hub 13:30 Panel 3: Restraint, Activism and Discretion
  • Anurag Deb (QUB) The Northern Ireland executive: politics, law and a rethink of judicial intervention
  • Saoirse Enright (UL), Chief Justice Hugh Kennedy: An Omen for Judicial Activism?
  • Aisling Ryan (UCC), Administrative Discretion at First Instance
15:00 Coffee Break 15:15 Panel 4: Constitutional change
  • Seán Rainford (DCU), Unfettered Amendability In Ireland: Past, Present, And (Possible) Futures
  • Alex Layden (TCD), Irish constitutional legislation: a comparative analysis of legislation relating to the internal structure of the state, constitutional rights and state sovereignty
  • Liam Edwards (Ulster), For Wales, see Scotland: Thoughts on Indyref2 and the effect of asymmetric devolution on the constitutional status of Wales.
16:30 Keynote Address 18:00 Wine reception Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:

Campus Location

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute




One-time event

Type of Event



Postgrad,Faculty & Staff,Public

Contact Name

Ursula Quill

Contact Email




Neill Lecture Theatre


Free, but registration is required

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