Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?

Monday, 13 September 2021

 

Online Seminar

Friday 22 October 2021

 

10.00 am – 5.00 pm 

Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Whitaker Institute and School of Law,
National University of Ireland Galway
School of Law, University of Limerick

Funded by the Irish Research Council

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9.30 Login
10.00

Keynote
The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland – Title TBC

10.15

Session 1 – Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Ireland: The Context

Chair: Dr Rónán Kennedy

  • Doireann Ansbro, ICCL: International Standards on Judicial Conduct and Ethics
  • Ray Byrne, Adjunct Full Professor, UCD: The Bangalore Principles and the Judicial Council Act 2019
  • Dr Laura Cahillane, UL: Analysing the New Judicial Conduct Framework
11.30 Break
11.45

Session 2 – Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Comparative Perspective

Chair: Ray Byrne

  • Dr Sophie Turenne, University of Cambridge: Judicial Conduct, Complaints and Discipline in England and Wales: Key Features and Issues
  • Prof Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna: The Italian Case: The Impact of the 2006 Reform on Transparency and Effectiveness of Disciplinary Action. Current debate
  • Silvio R. Vinceti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia: How (Not) to Try a Judge. Judicial Discipline in Italy and Ireland
13.15 Lunch
14.15

Session 3 – What is Judicial Misconduct?

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Brian Murray

  • Eunice Collins, University of Oxford: Defining Judicial Misconduct
  • Dr David Fennelly, TCD: Equal Treatment in the Court Process
  • Dr Brian Barry, TUD: The Definition and Nature of Judicial Impartiality
15.15 Break
15.30

Session 4 – Investigating Complaints

Chair: Dr Brian Barry 

  • Caoimhe Kiernan, TUD: Who Judges the Judges? A Comparative Analysis of the Composition of the Bodies Responsible for Investigating Complaints against the Judiciary
  • Dr Patrick O’Brien, Oxford Brooks University: Disentangling the Formal and Informal in Judicial Conduct Processes
  • Prof Colin Scott, UCD: Regulating Judicial Conduct Responsively
16.30 Conclusions, Final Discussion, and Next Steps
17.00 Close

Registration is now open for this event – please sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkceygqDMpG9doCTra3P9L4oxvY5zFgn3g

Enquiries to: ronan.m.kennedy@nuigalway.ie or to Rónán Kennedy (Law School, National University of Ireland Galway) at +353-91-495626.

Funded by the Irish Research Council.

Keywords: Law.

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