ISIL would like to thank Dug Cubie for his timely and innovative presentation on international law and disaster relief. Mr. Cubie surveyed the range of international legal frameworks applicable to a post-disaster context and identified key contemporary issues that create major challenges for the effective use of law as a means of regulation with multiple stakeholders, technical and expertise challenges and the pressing factual conditions caused by a disaster. His use of an acquis for disaster relief provides an innovative lens to view these complex legal challenges.
ISIL would like to thank Dr. Liam Thornton for his excellent presentation on Austerity International Law and the Limits of Human Rights. Dr. Thornton provided a positivist analysis of international human rights architecture, which demonstrated the continued centrality of state sovereignty in determining the effectiveness of international bodies to provide accountability and oversight for socio-economic rights in the context of policies of austerity. In the absence of meaningful functions in this context, Dr. Thornton argued for the value of international fora for civil society activism to pursue the process of shaming and international scrutiny against states who seek to infringe socio-economic rights.
The Irish Society of International Law would like to thank Dr. Ronagh McQuigg for her insightful presentation on Gender and International Law. Dr. McQuigg's presentation identified and critiqued the challenges involved in the prevention of domestic violence using international human rights architecture in both global and regional perspectives. We are delighted Ronagh could open our autumn series and are very grateful to all who attended.
The Irish Society of International Law is delighted to announce its autumn series of talks. Each lecture concerns a pressing priority in international law and international affairs and is presented by expert scholars and practitioners.
The series provides a means for lawyers and non-lawyers alike to become versed in the basic principles and current issues in key areas of public international law.
The series is graciously hosted by the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin.
Location: House 39, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Wednesday 6th November
Dr. Ronagh McQuigg, Queens University Belfast, “Gender and Public International Law”
Wednesday 13th November
Dr. Liam Thornton, “Austerity, International Law and the Limits of Human Rights”
Wednesday 20th November
Mr. Douglas Cubie, University College Cork, “Disaster Relief and Public International Law”
Wednesday 27th November
Ms. Clodagh Power, Arthur Cox Solicitors, “Climate Change, the Environment and Public International Law”Please contact the Society via email@example.com to register your attendance
Attendance is free for ISIL members. Annual Membership is €30 or €15 for students and will be available at each event and at www.isil.ie
Attendance is €10 per event for non-members or €5 for student non-members
Certificates of attendance for CPD purposes will be available.
The Irish Society of International Law are delighted to announce the 7th Annual Sean Lester Lecture. This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor Conor Gearty and is entitled "Liberty and Security: Reflections on Freedom in a Post Counter-Terrorism World."
Professor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. The lecture will be chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell.
The lecture will take place on Thursday 15th November, 6.30pm in St. Michan’s Church, Church Street, Dublin 7. A drinks reception will follow the lecture and discussion.
Attendance is free and open to all. Certificates will be available for CPD purposes. To confirm your attendance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.