Lunchtime Seminar by Dr Liam Thornton

Feb 25 2019 Posted: 15:25 GMT



 "From Administration to Law and Rights? Asylum Seekers & Direct Provision"


By Dr Liam Thornton,

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

 Date: 27th February 2019

Time: 1pm -2pm

Venue: Seminar room, Irish Centre for Human Rights


Dr Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law the School of Law, UCD, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a range of subjects including refugee protection, human rights law and social inclusion.

Liam has a strong interest in social justice and law, and researches in areas relating to immigration law, social security law, European law and human rights law. He has published widely in these fields, and has also carried out tendered research for the Law Society of Ireland, the Irish Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Odysseus Network/European Commission, as well as pro-bono research for legal practitioners and leading national non-governmental organisations. Prior to taking up his position in UCD, Liam was Research and Policy Officer in the Irish Human Rights Commission (2008-9) and a lecturer in law in University of Ulster (2009-2012).