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CHLRP International Conference 20th - 21st 2012
First International Housing Law, Rights and Policy Conference
The first international housing research conference, 'Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe,'
was held on 20th - 21st April 2012 at NUI Galway. Hosted by Dr Padraic Kenna and the Centre for Housing
Law, Rights and Policy, the event attracted 130 participants from Europe, the US and Israel, with 32
research papers presented.
Speakers at this International Housing Conference at NUI Galway included:
Professor Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona; Video
Regis Brillat, Head of the Department of the European Social Charter, Council of Europe; Video
Jan O'Sullivan T.D., Minister for the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing and Planning; Video
Professor Stefan Gerlach, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank; Video
Professor Martin Partington, Law Commission of England and Wales, and Bristol University law School; Video
Jamie Burton, Barrister, Doughty St. Chambers, London; Video
Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony, School of Law, University of Durham; Video
Mike Wright, Founder/Director of Keyring Housing Association; Video
and Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Equality and Citizen's Rights, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Video
Leading international housing researchers also presented papers within dedicated seminars on:
Housing Rights and Homelessness;
Consumer Protection and Mortgages;
Independent Living and the UNCRPD;
Public Interest Law and Housing;
and Housing Tenures and Contemporary Issues in Social Housing.
Dr. Francine Baker,“The Housing and Construction Industry - Will New Measures Move Britain Forward”
Dr. Jane Ball,“When are squatters likely to be militant? The regulation of residential squatting in England and France”
Michael Browne,"Rights-based Housing and Social Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues for Policy and Practice in Ireland"
Lillian Buchanan,“Independent Living by People with Disabilities: How to Square the Circle in Ireland?”
Ray Cashell,“Tenure: Ownership and Right to Occupy; Whose Home is it Anyway?”
Daithi Downey,“Effective Responses to Homelessness: Housing First Policy and Practice in Ireland”
María Luisa Gómez Jiménez,“The Role of Land Use and Housing regulations in Spain and States in a comparative Perspective: The new administrative law after the crisis”
Dr. Rory Hearne, Vera Ashton, Linda Burnett,“Realizing Housing Rights in Practice: the experience of local authority tenants In Dublin’s inner city” Video
Dr. Rory Hearne, “Achieving Successful Social Regeneration - what lessons have been learned?”
Dr. Jessie Hohmann,“Crafting a Right to Housing in Europe: Three Interpretational Weaknesses” Video
Prof. Nicholas Hopkins,“Rethinking Regulation of the Home: Legal Rights and Policy Choices”
Prof. Caroline Hunter,“You can judge them on how they look...” Homelessness officers, medical evidence and decision making”
Mark Jordan,“Articles 16 and 31 of the Revised Social Charter: A Question of Synergy”
Elizabeth Kamundia, “Housing rights and independent living for people with disabilities in Kenya”
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O’ Connell,“From Ladders to Snakes: Housing poverties in contemporary Ireland”
Noelin Fox,“The Right to Housing and the Right to Support in International Human Rights Law”
Prof. Jan G. Laitos & Teresa Abel,“The Role of Brownfields as sites for mixed use development projects in America and Europe”
Camille Loftus,“A Vision of Equality - What might Housing Tenures look like in the Future?”
Karen Lynch-Shally,“Perspectives on the Consumer Protection Code 2012”
Dr. Neil Maddox,“The Concept of Adequate Housing in Human Rights Law”
Lucie Martin,“Housing and Homelessness in Brussels: paradigm changes and public policies”
Maria Antonieta Nestor,“Public Interest Law and Regeneration: The Case of Ballymun Community Law Centre - Connecting the Dots through Community Economic Development”
Sarah Nield,“A Human Property Right? The Impact of Article 8 European Convention of Human Rights on Repossession of the Home”
Sinead O’Donnell & Charles O’Mahony,“The UNCRPD:exploring the Synergy Between Article 12 (legal capacity) and Article 19 (independent living)” Video
Michelle Oren,“Housing in the Constitutional Context: A comparative study"
Cory Potts, “Penalizing social housing: housing exclusion meets criminality” Video
Dr. Aine Ryall,“Landlords, Neighbours and Misbehaving Tenants: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004”
Julian Sidoli del Ceno,“The Problems and Possibilities of Mediation in Residential Housing Disputes”
Dr. Els Sols,“Ruling Discourse on Social Housing: Dutch Government v’s the European Union Social housing”
Prof. Peter Somerville,“Property and Power in the English Countryside: The Case of Housing”
Vanesa Valino,“Forced evictions and right to housing in the context of the economic crisis: The case of Spain”
Dinali Wijeratne,“Homeownership and Migration: Impact on Social Capital”
Una Woods,“Adverse Possession - Does the Owner get his just deserts?”