On Saturday June 29th I spoke at UCD Human Rights Network’s conference on Ireland the ECHR: 60 Years and Beyond. My paper related to the declaration of incompatibilty in Ireland under s. 5 of the ECHR Act 2003, which I characterised in the paper as a remedy that fits awkwardly within the Irish constitutional and public law structure. The abstract for my paper is below and you can view the powerpoint here: UCDECHR FdL. Continue reading The ECHR Act 2003: Declarations of Incompatibility
In February of this year I was invited to speak at the TEDx Goodenough College in London. This is the video of my talk, outlining the idea of and the need for what I term ‘wikountability’
On July 4th I appeared on The Brief, a legal affairs show on NearFM, to discuss Senator Zappone’s recently launched Legal Recognition of Gender Bill in Ireland. The podcast of the show is available here, and in it I outline how Irish law is out of step with the ECHR and our European neighbours and how Senator Zappone’s Bill proposes an innovative approach to gender recognition in law.
I am a professor of law in Durham University and co-director of Durham Human Rights Centre. On this site you can find out about my ongoing and past research, speaking engagements and contact details.