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Symposium on Archives, Human Rights, Activism and Memorialisatiom at NUI Galway

Symposium on Archives, Human Rights, Activism and Memorialisatiom at NUI Galway-image

Friday, 24 October 2014

‌The family of the late Professor Kevin Boyle, co-founder of the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), has kindly deposited the Kevin Boyle archive at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. This important archive has much to say about the pursuit of human rights in Ireland, the UK and internationally. The Archive will be launched at a series of events at NUI Galway on the 28th November 2014. A day-long symposium, organised by the ICHR and the School of Law, will bring together leading human rights scholars and activists to address the theme “The Human Rights Scholar-Activist or Activist-Scholar" and will also explore issues of human rights, archives and memorialisation. The keynote speaker is Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Committee.Panel speakers include: Brice Dickson Michael Farrell Tom Hadden Françoise Hampson Barry Houlihan Bernadette McAliskey Marie McGonagle Tarlach McGonagle Donncha O’Connell Pól O’Dochartaigh Michael O’Flaherty Louis Boyle All are welcome. Following the Symposium, the Archive of the late Professor Boyle, catalogued and available at the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway, will be officially launched by Máire Whelan, S.C., Attorney General. To register for the symposium, please visit http://www.conference.ie. For further information, please email humanrights@nuigalway.ie

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