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13 September 2018

Accountability for (International) Human Rights Violations: Human Rights Lawyering Skills

Dear colleagues,

Please see notice of a seminar taking place next Tuesday below.

 

Public Seminar

Accountability for (International) Human Rights Violations: Human Rights Lawyering Skills

Organised by the Global Legal Action Network & the Irish Centre for Human Rights

 

Speakers: Kirsty Brimelow QC (Doughty Street Chambers and UK Bar Human Rights committee) Michael Lynn SC & Colm O’Dwyer SC and a member of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Equality Commission

 

When: 18th September 2018, 5pm-6.30pm.

Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI, Galway

CPD points (1.5) available

 

There is no fee for this event, but advance registration is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accountability-for-international-human-rights-violations-tickets-49807041201

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) are pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration which sees the creation of a placement scheme linking the Centre’s students to GLAN’s international legal actions. To mark this development, the Centre is hosting a seminar bringing together three leading practitioners to share their own insights and experiences in taking legal actions on international human rights issues, the panel includes:

Kirsty Brimlow QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers where she is head of their International Human Rights Team. She specialises in international human rights, criminal law, public international, constitutional and international criminal law and has instructed in the most serious, complex and prominent cases in the UK and internationally. Kirsty is Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and also sits on the Advisory Committee of the Global Legal Action Network.

Michael Lynn SC 

Colm O’Dwyer SC (Chair) is an Irish barrister who specialises in human rights, asylum, immigration and public law. Colm regularly pleads before Ireland’s Superior Courts, he is a Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and was the first Chair of the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Committee.

The seminar will begin with a welcome by Prof Siobhán Mullally, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and an introduction to the Global Legal Action Network by its Director Dr Gearóid Ó Cuinn.