Noelle Higgins - 20 March 2013
Dr. Noelle Higgins, lecturer in the Irish Centre for Human Rights, gave a presentation on Wednesday, 20 March on "Minorities, Indigenous Peoples and the Universal Periodic Review".
Noelle has masters degrees in both Law and Irish and a Higher Diploma in Education. She undertook her Ph.D. research on the topic of wars of national liberation and self-determination in NUI, Galway. Prior to joining the Irish Centre for Human Rights, she held a lecturing position in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, where she lectured in international law and was the Director of MA programmes. She was a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law during the academic year 2009-2010 and a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs / NGO Human Rights Committee 2010-2012. She is currently a member of the Council of the Irish Association of Law Teachers. She has particular research interests in international humanitarian law, non-state actors and international law and language rights. She is currently supervising a number of PhD students in the fields of human rights and international criminal law.
Ciara Smyth - 5 March 2013
Dr. James Devenney, lecturer in the School of Law, NUI Galway, gave a presentation on Tuesday, 19 February on "Asylum-seeking children in direct provision: what good is human rights law?".
Ciara Smyth is a graduate of Leiden University, the Netherlands (PhD), Queen's University Belfast (LL.M) and NUI Galway (LL.B, B.A.). Before joining the School of Law as a lecturer in 2003, Ciara worked for a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in Ireland and abroad including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She publishes in the field of asylum, immigration and citizenship, is a board member of the Irish Refugee Council and contributes regularly to public discussions in the area. Her particular interest is in how international child rights law intersects with refugee law. Ciara's PhD thesis, which she defended in January 2013, is titled 'The Common European Asylum System and the Rights of the Child: An Exploration of Meaning and Compliance'. She is currently working on a commercial edition of the book to be published by Routledge in early 2014.
James Devenney - 19 February 2013
James Devenney, an adjunct lecturer in the School of Law, NUI Galway, gave a presentation on Tuesday, 19 February on "Towards a Common European Sales Law?".
James Devenney is the Head of the School of Law and Professor of Commercial Law at Exeter University. He was previously Deputy Head of Durham Law School and Director of the Durham University Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, and has held posts at Cardiff Law School and the Bristol Law School. He is involved in a number of projects relating to Commercial Law and the Europeanisation of Private Law; and his publications include Unconscionability in European Private Financial Transactions: Protecting the Vulnerable, (with M. Kenny & L. Fox O’Mahony, Cambridge University Press, 2010), European Consumer Protection: Theory and Practice (with M. Kenny, Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Credit, Investment and Debt in Europe (with M. Kenny, Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Michael Hogan - 29 January 2013
Dr. Michael Hogan, a lecturer in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway, gave a presentation on Tuesday, 29 January on "Developing a Research Strategy and Argument Mapping in the Construction of Journal Articles".
Charles O'Mahony - 9 January 2013
Mr. Charles O'Mahony, a lecturer in Public Law in the School of Law, gave a presentation on Wednesday, 9 January on "Deprivation of Liberty and Legal Capacity: The Implications of the UN Disability Convention for the Inspection Standards of Human Rights Monitoring Bodies".