Autumn Series 2013: Liam Thornton, Austerity International Law and the Limits of Human Rights

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.

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Autumn Series 2013: Ronagh McQuigg, Gender and International Law

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.

Dr. Ronagh McQuigg, School of Law, Queens University Belfast and Dr. James Gallen, Chairperson, ISIL and School of Law and Government, Dublin City University.

Dr. Ronagh McQuigg, School of Law, Queens University Belfast and Dr. James Gallen, Chairperson, ISIL and School of Law and Government, Dublin City University.

International Law: An Introductory Series, Autumn 2013

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

Time: 7pm

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 info@isil.ie 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.