Prof. Gerard Quinn

B.A.,LL.B.,LL.M.,S.J.D.

Contact Details

Professor
Room 207
CDLP Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3014
E: gerard.quinn@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Gerard Quinn is a professor of law at the National University of Ireland (Galway).  He holds degrees in political science (B.A.) and law (LL.B.) from the National University, is a qualified barrister-at-law (B.L., Kings’ Inns) and a graduate of Harvard Law School (LL.M., S.J.D.). 

He has had a varied career in public service.  He was a former Director of Research at the Irish Government’s Law Reform Commission and has served two terms on the Irish Human Rights Commission.  He has served on other Government bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joint Committee on human rights and the Government’s Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.  He is currently a Presidential appointee to the Council of State which provides constitutional law advice to the President of Ireland. 

He currently sits on the scientific committee (advisory board) of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (EU FRA, Vienna).  He has worked as a temporary civil servant in the European Commission (EU) on equality policy and also rose to be First Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Social Rights Committee (a treaty monitoring body on economic and social rights in Europe).  He has directed large studies for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and led the delegation of Rehabilitation International during the drafting of the new UN treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities.  

Because he has led several large scale EU-funded research projects and PhD networks he has been declared a ‘Champion of EU Research’ by the Irish Government (Dept. of Enterprise, 2011).  He has been a joint honoree with Senator Tom Harkin of the United States International Council on Disability (2014) and received a Presidential Award from Rehabilitation International in 2009 for his work in drafting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  He sits, and has sat, on many advisory boards including those of the Soros-Open Society Foundations Human Rights Initiative (Washington DC) and Human Rights Watch disability programme (NYC).  

He directs a Centre on International Disability Law & Policy at the Law School of the National University of Ireland, Galway which is one of the first of its kind in the world with a dedicated masters (LLM) and PhD programme in international disability law.  He holds an adjunct chair in the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad, India, is a former Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, is a former Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Research Interests

Current research interests include legal and other theories of personhood, the impact of scientific breakthroughs on concepts of personhood, the philosophy of ‘home’ and the law regarding the right to community living and especially the use/misuse of the EU Structural Funds.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
SOROS LLM 2011 CREDIT GER QUINN 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-14
DISCIT MAKING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES FULL CITIZENS NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE EUROPEAN SOCIAL MODEL GER QUINN 01-FEB-13 31-JAN-16
EU COMM DISABILITY SUMMER SCHOOL PROF G.QUINN 01-FEB-04 26-NOV-07
GENETIC DISCRIMINATION TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE CASE FOR A EUROPEAN LEVEL LEGAL RESPONSE IRCHSS GERARD QUINN 19-DEC-11 31-MAY-13
CDLP SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 OSI GER QUINN 01-MAY-12 31-AUG-12
PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE REFORMS OF SUPPORT IN OTHER NATIONS PERSON G QUINN 01-DEC-12 19-DEC-14
IRC POSTGRADUATE P FAY GERARD QUINN 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-17
CDLP EVENTS ACCOUNT VATABLE GERARD QUINN 01-MAR-10 01-DEC-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (DISABILITY) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15
EUROPEAN YEARBOOK OF DISABILITY LAW VOL 3 AND RESEARCH COLLQUIUM IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT GER QUINN 01-NOV-12 30-JUN-14
EILIONOIR FLYNN FUNDING KELLEHER O DOHERTY SOLICITORS GERARD QUINN 01-SEP-11 31-OCT-20
MDAC PARTNERSHIP DG JUSTICE 17-MAY-13 30-SEP-15
IRC POSTGRADATE AWARD AINE SPERRIN GER QUINN 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-17
PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE REFORMS OF SUPPORTS IN OTHER NATIONS PERSON GER QUINN 01-DEC-12 15-SEP-15
ERC SYNERGY CONSORTIUM RADAR GER QUINN 01-NOV-12 30-MAY-15
ASIA PACIFIC FORUM OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS GERARD QUINN 01-JAN-14 28-FEB-15
CDLP CENTRE NON VATABLE ACCOUNT 01-MAR-10 31-DEC-20
EFC STAFF COSTS - G QUINN 01-MAY-09 31-DEC-15
ATLANTIC PHILANTROPIES-DISABILITY LAW&POLI-G.QUINN 01-JAN-08 31-DEC-11
EI-SYNERGY CO-ORDINATOR E.U. FP7 COORDINATION CS/2011/0459 GERARD QUINN 17-NOV-11 29-MAR-14
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (PARTICIPATION) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (TRAVEL CAREER) 01-MAR-11 12-AUG-15
IRCHSS GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2010/GERARD QUINN AISLING DE PAOR 01-OCT-10 31-DEC-13
LIFE COURSE INSTITUTE GER QUINN RSF STRAT INIT LAW R157 01-AUG-10 30-SEP-11
EACCESSIBILITY EMPIRICA GERMANY QUINN 19-JUN-08 30-SEP-08
GENERAL ACC BAL EU CONTRACT G QUINN 01-JAN-04 31-DEC-05
EU DISCRIMIN PROG VC 2003 04 70 QUINN 01-JAN-04 31-DEC-05
EU DISCRIMINATION PROG VC 2001 0301 31-DEC-01 17-JAN-05
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (FUNDS ACCT) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (OVERHEADS) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15
EI FP7 CS 2009 0254 GERARD QUINN 25-NOV-09 31-AUG-10
750 NRB LAW G QUINN 01-JAN-94 31-DEC-20
PRTLI4 KISS PROJECT 4 CDLP 01-OCT-07 30-SEP-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (RESEARCH) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (PAY) 01-MAR-11 30-JUN-15
DISABILITY LAW & POLICY PROJECT GERARD QUINN 01-APR-07 26-MAR-08
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS FRA QUINN EU OTHER 14-JUL-10 13-SEP-11
ACADEMIC NETWORK OF EUROPEAN DISABILITY EXPERTS ANED GERARD QUINN HUMAN EUROPEAN CONSULTANCY 01-JAN-08 31-DEC-15
ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES CORE FUNDING GALWAY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION APPLICATION NUMBER: 17402 PROF GER QUINN 01-JAN-12 11-NOV-15
E.U. FP7 MC IIF DISABILITY RIGHTS EXPANDING ACCESSIBLE MARKETS (DREAM) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN GERARD QUINN (MGT) 01-MAR-11 01-MAR-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Transatlantic Borrowings: The Past and Future of EU Non-Discrimination Law and Policy on the Ground of Disability'
Quinn, G,Flynn, E (2012) 'Transatlantic Borrowings: The Past and Future of EU Non-Discrimination Law and Policy on the Ground of Disability'. American Journal Of Comparative Law, 60 :23-48 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Towards a New International Politics of Disability'
Quinn,G. (2009) 'The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Towards a New International Politics of Disability'. Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, 16 :33-53 [Details]
(2009) 'Bringing the UN Convention on rights for persons with disabilities to life in Ireland'
Quinn, G (2009) 'Bringing the UN Convention on rights for persons with disabilities to life in Ireland'. British Journal Of Learning Disabilities, 37 :245-249 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Readings on the Studies of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Quinn G., and Jing Li (Eds.) (2015) Readings on the Studies of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Beijing: People's Publishing House. [Details]
(2014) Genetic Discrimination: Transatlantic Perspectives on the case for a European Level Legal Response.
Quinn, G., Blanck, P., and De Paor A., (Eds.) (2014) Genetic Discrimination: Transatlantic Perspectives on the case for a European Level Legal Response. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Comparative, Regional and Thematic Perspectives.
O’Mahony, C & Quinn, G (eds) (2013) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Comparative, Regional and Thematic Perspectives. Belgium: Intersentia. [Details]
(2009) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: European and Scandinavian Perspectives.
Quinn,G. (2009) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: European and Scandinavian Perspectives. : Nijhof, Brill. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) '‘Disability and Human Rights: A New Field in the United Nations’'
O’Mahony, C & Quinn, G (2012) '‘Disability and Human Rights: A New Field in the United Nations’' In: International Protection of Human Rights: A Textbook. Turku: Åbo Akademi University Institute for Human Rights. [Details]
(2012) 'Restoring the Human in Human Rights: Personhood and doctronal innovation in the UN disability convention'
Quinn, G & Arstein-Kerslake, A (2012) 'Restoring the Human in Human Rights: Personhood and doctronal innovation in the UN disability convention' In: The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'The Legal Status of the European Social Charter: Taking Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights Seriously'
Quinn, G (2006) 'The Legal Status of the European Social Charter: Taking Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights Seriously' In: The State of International Treaties and Human Rights. Strasbourg: Venice Commisson. [Details]
(2007) 'Dangerous Constitutional Moments: The Tactic of Legality in Nazi Germany and the Irish Free State Compared'
Quinn, G (2007) 'Dangerous Constitutional Moments: The Tactic of Legality in Nazi Germany and the Irish Free State Compared' In: Judges, Transition and Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2009) 'Disability and Human Rights: a New Field in the United Nations'
Quinn,G. (2009) 'Disability and Human Rights: a New Field in the United Nations' In: International Protection of Human Rights: a Textbook' (Abo Akademi University Institute for Human Rights Turku/Abo Finland). [Details]
(2007) 'Disability Discrimination Law in the European Union'
Quinn,G. (2007) 'Disability Discrimination Law in the European Union' In: Equality Law in an 'Enlarged European Union: Understanding the Article 13 Directives '. Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'The European Social Charter and EU Anti-discrimination Law - Two Force Fields withone Purpose'
Quinn,G. (2006) 'The European Social Charter and EU Anti-discrimination Law - Two Force Fields withone Purpose' In: The Protection of Social Rights in Europe: Changes and Challenges. Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'The Legal Status of the European Social Charter: Taking Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights Seriously'
Quinn,G. (2006) 'The Legal Status of the European Social Charter: Taking Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights Seriously' In: The State of International Treaties and Human Rights (Venice Commission Council of Europe, Strasbourg). [Details]
(2006) 'The Globalisation of Disability Law: An American Invention - A Worldwide Challenge'
Quinn,G. (2006) 'The Globalisation of Disability Law: An American Invention - A Worldwide Challenge' In: International Library of Essays on Rights. Ashgate. [Details]
(2002) 'Human Rights and Disability: The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability'
Quinn,G. (2002) 'Human Rights and Disability: The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability' In: Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights. United Nations, Geneva. [Details]
(2002) 'A Survey of International Comparative and Regional Disability Law Reform'
Quinn,G: Degener,T. (2002) 'A Survey of International Comparative and Regional Disability Law Reform' In: Disability Rights Law and Policy: International and National Perspectives. Transnational, NY. [Details]
(2000) 'Disability Discrimination: The Need to Amend the Employment Equality Act'
Quinn, G, Quinlivan, S. (2000) 'Disability Discrimination: The Need to Amend the Employment Equality Act' In: Light of the EU Framework Directive on Employment In Costello, C., Barry, E. Equality in Diversity: The New Equality Directives, (Irish Centre for European Law, 2003). Dublin: Irish Centre for European Law. [Details]
(2000) 'The Draft EU Charter on Human Rights, Issues and Perspectives'
Quinn,G. (2000) 'The Draft EU Charter on Human Rights, Issues and Perspectives' In: House of Lords. [Details]
(1998) 'The Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities under EU Law'
Quinn,G. (1998) 'The Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities under EU Law' In: The EU and Human Rights'. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) Keynote address to the Alzheimer Association of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Quinn, G. (2013) From Human Deficits to Human Rights - the Rights of Older people in Ireland Keynote address to the Alzheimer Association of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2013) Keynore adress to the Government of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
Quinn, G. (2013) Autonomy, Cloaking Devices and the Law Keynore adress to the Government of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria [Details]
(2013) EU Fundamental Rights Agency & Irish Government
Quinn, G. (2013) Toward a new Model of Legal Capacity law EU Fundamental Rights Agency & Irish Government [Details]
(2014) Bizchut, Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Quinn, G. (2014) Moving from Guardianship to Assisted Decision Making Bizchut, Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel [Details]
(2014) Ireland/India Policy Encounter on Disability Law & Policy, Nalwar University, Hyderabad University, India
Quinn, G. (2014) How to Frame Modern Legal Capacity Law Ireland/India Policy Encounter on Disability Law & Policy, Nalwar University, Hyderabad University, India [Details]
(2014) National University of Ireland Annual Garret Fitzgerald Lecture
Quinn, G. (2014) European Integration and the Taming of Nationslism National University of Ireland Annual Garret Fitzgerald Lecture [Details]
(2014) Lessons for Israel, University of Haifa, Israel
Quinn, G. (2014) The Right to Community Living Lessons for Israel, University of Haifa, Israel [Details]
(2007) Address at Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law and Policy
Quinn, G. (2007) How European Disability Evolved - Lessons for China Address at Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law and Policy Beijing, China, [Details]
(2008) United Nations, First Session of the Conference of State Parties under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Quinn, G. (2008) The CRPD - how it can drive change and the role of the Conference of State Parties United Nations, First Session of the Conference of State Parties under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UN Headquarters, New York City, [Details]
(2009) Address to the New Zealand Parliment
Quinn, G. (2009) The Importance of National Monitoring Mechanisms under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Address to the New Zealand Parliment Wellington, New Zealand, [Details]
(2009) European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disabilities
Quinn, G. (2009) The future of European Legal Capacity Law & Policy European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disabilities Brussels, [Details]
(2010) Jo Mills Memorial Lecture, 10th World Down Syndrome Congress
Quinn, G. (2010) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implications for persons with Intellectual Disabilities Jo Mills Memorial Lecture, 10th World Down Syndrome Congress [Details]
(2010) Law Socity of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture
Quinn, G. (2010) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Towards a New Unified Field Theory of Disability Law Socity of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture Pune, India, [Details]
(2012) US International Council on Disability (USICD)
Quinn, G. (2012) Toward a New US/EU Dialogue on Disability US International Council on Disability (USICD) [Details]
(2007) European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities
Quinn, G (2007) Keynote Address: ’Disabled Persons as Market Actors’ European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities [Details]
(2007) European Ministerial Conference on eAccessibility
Quinn, G (2007) Chair and facilitator of EU Ministerial Meeting European Ministerial Conference on eAccessibility [Details]
(2008) European Association of Service Providers (EASPD)
Quinn, G (2008) Keynote Address: ’The Role of Service Providers under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ European Association of Service Providers (EASPD) [Details]
(2008) European Foundation Centre, Istanbul
Quinn, G (2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - the link with Philanthropy European Foundation Centre, Istanbul [Details]
(2008) YAI Annual Conference, New York City
Quinn, G. (2008) Keynote Address: ’The Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities viewed from the United States’ YAI Annual Conference, New York City [Details]
(2008) Cardiff University
Quinn, G (2008) Keynote Address: Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ Cardiff University [Details]
(2008) American Bar Association conference, New York City
Quinn, G (2008) Social Justice and Rights - the case of Disability American Bar Association conference, New York City [Details]
(2008) Rehabilitation International Global Conference
Quinn, G (2008) Keynote Address: Future Prospects for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitieS Rehabilitation International Global Conference [Details]
(2008) European Coalition for Community Living, Drammen, Oslo
Quinn, G (2008) The Right to Independent Living for Persons with Disabilities European Coalition for Community Living, Drammen, Oslo [Details]
(2008) Conference on Legal Measures to Ratify and Implement the CRPD, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Quinn, G (2008) The Monitoring Provision of the Un Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Conference on Legal Measures to Ratify and Implement the CRPD, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [Details]
(2008) Swedish Presidency of the Council of Europe Conference on Disability
Quinn, G (2008) Keynote Address: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an Engine of Law Reform Swedish Presidency of the Council of Europe Conference on Disability [Details]
(2009) Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, NFB Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland
Quinn, G (2009) Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - The Institutional Architecture for Change Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, NFB Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland [Details]
(2009) Rethinking Personhood - New Directions in Legal Capacity, Law and Policy
Quinn, G (2009) Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Rethinking Personhood - New Directions in Legal Capacity, Law and Policy [Details]
(2010) HPOD Conference, Harvard Law School
Quinn, G (2010) Personhood & Legal Capacity Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift of Article 12 CRPD HPOD Conference, Harvard Law School [Details]
(2010) International Human Rights Funders Group, San Francisco
Quinn, G (2010) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - what role for Philanthropy? International Human Rights Funders Group, San Francisco [Details]
(2010) Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Conference on disability law
Quinn, G (2010) Towards a new Model of Supported Decision making for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Conference on disability law [Details]
(2011) Seminar for Israeli Disability NGOs
Quinn, G. (2011) Indepenedent Living and the UN Disability Convention Seminar for Israeli Disability NGOs [Details]
(2011) Hearing of the Irish Senate
Quinn, G (2011) before the Irish Senate - Committee on Public Consultation, hearing on a UN Convention the Rights of Older People Hearing of the Irish Senate [Details]
(2012) Commonwealth Conference on Disability, London
Quinn, G. (2012) The Evolution of a Comonwealth Strategy on Disability - Refelections on Key Reform Challenges Commonwealth Conference on Disability, London [Details]
(2011) Interights Seminar
Quinn, G. (2011) Thinking Strategically about Disability Litigation Interights Seminar [Details]
(2011) Supporting Citizenship - The Future of Services for Persons with Disabilites in Ireland; The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
Quinn, G. (2011) Some Reflections on the Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Supporting Citizenship - The Future of Services for Persons with Disabilites in Ireland; The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies [Details]
(2011) Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living Symposium
Quinn, G. (2011) Taking Personhood Seriously: Legal Capacity Law Reform and the UN Disability Convention Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living Symposium [Details]
(2011) University of British Columbia, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship
Quinn, G. (2011) Personhood and Disability University of British Columbia, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship [Details]
(2010) European Commission Work Forum
Quinn, G. (2010) Monitoring: Article 33 of the UN Disability Convention European Commission Work Forum [Details]
(2008) Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe’, Council of Europe
Quinn, G. (2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an Engine of Law Reform Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe’, Council of Europe [Details]
(2008) United Nations, First Session of the Conference of States Parties under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 8
Quinn, G. (2008) The CRPD - how it can drive change and the role of the Conference of States Parties United Nations, First Session of the Conference of States Parties under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 8 [Details]
(2007) German EU Presidency Ministerial Conference on ‘Empowering Persons with Disabilities
Quinn, G. (2007) The UN Convention on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a Trigger for Worldwide Law Reform German EU Presidency Ministerial Conference on ‘Empowering Persons with Disabilities [Details]
(2007) International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSD), 2nd South American Regional Conference
Quinn, G. (2007) Human Rights and Intellectual Disability - a Matter for All International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSD), 2nd South American Regional Conference [Details]
(2004) European Commission Conference on Article 13 Directives, Prague, 'Walking the Talk - Equal Rights in an Enlarged Union'
Quinn, G. (2004) Reflection Paper on the future of EU non-discrimination law and policy European Commission Conference on Article 13 Directives, Prague, 'Walking the Talk - Equal Rights in an Enlarged Union' [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Getting a Life: Living Independently and being included in the Community.
Quinn, G & Doyle, S (2012) Getting a Life: Living Independently and being included in the Community. United Nations, Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights European Office. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2012)
Quinn, G., Waddington, L. & Flynn, E., (Eds) (Ed.). (2012) European Yearbookk of Disability Law, Voume 3 (2012). Belgium: Intersentia. [Details]
(2010)
Quinn, G. & Waddington, L., (Eds) (Ed.). (2010) European Yearbook on Disability Law, Volume 2 (2009). Belgium: Intersentia. [Details]
(2009)
Quinn, G. & Waddington, L., (Eds) (Ed.). (2009) European Yearbook of Disability Law. Belgium: Intersentia. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seriously: The Past & Future of EU Structural Funds'
Quinn, G. (2012) 'Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seriously: The Past & Future of EU Structural Funds' Equal Rights Reiew, 9 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2007) Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law & Policy,
Quinn, G. (2007) How European Disability Evolved - Lessons for China. [Keynote Address], Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law & Policy, Beijing, China , 11-JAN-07 - 11-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007) Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law & Policy,
Quinn, G. (2007) How European Disability Evolved - Lessons for China. [Keynote Address], Opening of Renmin Law School, Centre on Disability Law & Policy, Beijing, China , 11-JAN-07 - 11-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007) European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2007) Disabled Man as Market Man: Towards a stronger EU Internal Market Agenda on Disability. [Keynote Address], European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities, Brussels , 05-DEC-07 - 05-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007) European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2007) Disabled Man as Market Man: Towards a stronger EU Internal Market Agenda on Disability. [Keynote Address], European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities, Brussels , 05-DEC-07 - 05-DEC-07. [Details]
(2009) Law Society of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture,
Quinn, G. (2009) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Towards a New Unified Field Theory of Disability. [Keynote Address], Law Society of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture, Pune, India , 10-OCT-09 - 10-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009) Law Society of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture,
Quinn, G. (2009) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Towards a New Unified Field Theory of Disability. [Keynote Address], Law Society of India, Pandit Memorial Lecture, Pune, India , 10-OCT-09 - 10-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009) New Zealand Parliament,
Quinn, G. (2009) The Importance of National Monitoring Mechanisms under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilies. [Oral Presentation], New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand , 19-FEB-09 - 19-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009) New Zealand Parliament,
Quinn, G. (2009) The Importance of National Monitoring Mechanisms under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilies. [Oral Presentation], New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand , 19-FEB-09 - 19-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009) European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disability,
Quinn, G. (2009) The Future of European Legal Capacity Law & Policy. [Keynote Address], European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disability, Brussels , 04-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disability,
Quinn, G. (2009) The Future of European Legal Capacity Law & Policy. [Keynote Address], European Foundation Centre, Consortium of Philanthropies on Human Rights and Disability, Brussels , 04-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implications for persons with Intellectual Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2009) Jo Mills Memorial Lecture, 10th World Down Syndrome Congress. [Invited Lecture], The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implications for persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Dublin , 22-AUG-09 - 22-AUG-10. [Details]
(2009) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implications for persons with Intellectual Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2009) Jo Mills Memorial Lecture, 10th World Down Syndrome Congress. [Invited Lecture], The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implications for persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Dublin , 22-AUG-09 - 22-AUG-10. [Details]
(2009) US National Federation of the Blind,
Quinn, G. (2009) New Perspectives on Disability Law: Advancing the Right to Live in the World. [Keynote Address], US National Federation of the Blind, Baltimore, Maryland , 07-APR-09 - 07-APR-10. [Details]
(2009) US National Federation of the Blind,
Quinn, G. (2009) New Perspectives on Disability Law: Advancing the Right to Live in the World. [Keynote Address], US National Federation of the Blind, Baltimore, Maryland , 07-APR-09 - 07-APR-10. [Details]
(2010) Loyola Law School Conference on Disability Law,
Quinn, G. (2010) Towards a new Model of Supported Decision making for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. [Keynote Address], Loyola Law School Conference on Disability Law, Los Angeles , 19-MAR-10 - 19-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) Loyola Law School Conference on Disability Law,
Quinn, G. (2010) Towards a new Model of Supported Decision making for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. [Keynote Address], Loyola Law School Conference on Disability Law, Los Angeles , 19-MAR-10 - 19-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) Personhood, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience - Toward a new Model of Supported Decision-making for Persons with Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2010) Conference on legal capacity. [Keynote Address], Personhood, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience - Toward a new Model of Supported Decision-making for Persons with Disabilities, Harvard Law School , 20-FEB-10 - 20-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010) Personhood, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience - Toward a new Model of Supported Decision-making for Persons with Disabilities,
Quinn, G. (2010) Conference on legal capacity. [Keynote Address], Personhood, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience - Toward a new Model of Supported Decision-making for Persons with Disabilities, Harvard Law School , 20-FEB-10 - 20-FEB-10. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2011) The case for a new UN Treaty on the Rights Older People at the Irish Senate - Committee on Public Consultation: Hearing on the Rights of Older People.
Quinn, g (2011) The case for a new UN Treaty on the Rights Older People at the Irish Senate - Committee on Public Consultation: Hearing on the Rights of Older People. ANET/COS [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) The Role of Service Providers under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. European Association of Service Providers (EASPD).
Quinn, G. (2008) The Role of Service Providers under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. European Association of Service Providers (EASPD). Rome, Italy: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Cardiff University Wales.
Quinn, G. (2008) Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Cardiff University Wales. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - The Institutional Architecture for Change. Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities United National Headquarters.
Quinn, G. (2008) Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - The Institutional Architecture for Change. Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities United National Headquarters. New York City, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Monitoring Provision of the Un Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Conference on Legal Measures to Ratify and Implement the CRPD Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Quinn, G. (2008) The Monitoring Provision of the Un Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Conference on Legal Measures to Ratify and Implement the CRPD Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Geneva, Switzerland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Right to Independent Living for Persons with Disabilities. European Coalition for Community Living.
Quinn, G. (2008) The Right to Independent Living for Persons with Disabilities. European Coalition for Community Living. Drammen, Oslo, Norway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an Engine of Law Reform. Swedish Presidency of the Council of Europe Conference on Disability.
Quinn, G. (2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an Engine of Law Reform. Swedish Presidency of the Council of Europe Conference on Disability. Strasbourg, France: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Social Justice and Rights - the case of Disability. American Bar Association conference.
Quinn, G. (2008) Social Justice and Rights - the case of Disability. American Bar Association conference. New York City, NY, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - the link with Philanthropy. European Foundation Centre.
Quinn, G. (2008) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - the link with Philanthropy. European Foundation Centre. Istanbul, Turkey: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Future Prospects for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Rehabilitation International Global Conference.
Quinn, G. (2008) Future Prospects for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Rehabilitation International Global Conference. Quebec City, Canada: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities viewed from the United States. YAI Annual Conference.
Quinn, G. (2008) The Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities viewed from the United States. YAI Annual Conference. New York City, NY, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) European Ministerial Conference on eAccessibility .
Quinn, G. (2007) European Ministerial Conference on eAccessibility . Lisbon, Portugal: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Disabled Persons as Market Actors. European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Quinn, G. (2007) Disabled Persons as Market Actors. European Commission, European Day of Persons with Disabilities. Brussels, Belgium: Conference Paper [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(1995) Symbolic day for European law should prompt review of Irish rights. Nadia Bernaz, Le droit international et la peine de mort, Paris: La documentation française.
O'Connell, D, Quinn, G. (1995) Symbolic day for European law should prompt review of Irish rights. Nadia Bernaz, Le droit international et la peine de mort, Paris: La documentation française. Media [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2011) Centre for Disability Law and Policy Submission on Mental Capacity Bill to Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.
Quinn, G., Flynn, E. and O'Mahony, C. (2011) Centre for Disability Law and Policy Submission on Mental Capacity Bill to Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. Policy Contribution [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Getting a Life - Living Independently and Being Included in the Community A Legal Study of the Current Use and Future Potential of the EU Structural Funds to Contribute to the Achievement of Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Regional Office for Europe), Brussels.
Quinn, G & Doyle, S (2012) Getting a Life - Living Independently and Being Included in the Community A Legal Study of the Current Use and Future Potential of the EU Structural Funds to Contribute to the Achievement of Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Regional Office for Europe), Brussels. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2002) Human Rights and Disability, The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability.
Quinn, G, Degener, T, Quinlivan, S. (2002) Human Rights and Disability, The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability. Non Published Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Champion of EU Research Government of Ireland
2012 Council of State President of Ireland

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Human Rights Watch Co-chair, advisory Board on Disability Rights, New York 01-JAN-13 / 01-JAN-16
Council of State, Ireland Member, provides constitutional advice to the President of Ireland 01-JAN-12 / 01-JAN-19
Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (EU-FRA), Vienna Member 01-JAN-13 / 01-JAN-17
Interrights Member of advisory board. Contributes to litigation strategy on disability. /
European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL) Member of advisory board /
Disability Rights Fund (DRF) Advisor on disability investment strategy /
SOROS-Open Society Institute (OSI), Special Initiative on Disability Member of the advisory & evaluation board on disability investment strategy and grant making. /
Disability Rights Promotion International Member of advisory board /
Disability Rights Monitor Member of advisory board. /
European Foundation Centre /
Commonwealth Secretariat Advisor on the development of a Commonwealth disability strategy 01-JAN-12 /
World Health Organisation (WHO) Member of International Faculty /
Rehabilitation International Chair of delegation /
Canada Research Chairs Evaluator 01-JAN-06 /
Irish Human Rights Commission Drafted the amicus brief of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions (which the Irish Commission chairs) in DD v Lithuania on legal capacity. /
Council of Europe, European Committee on Social Rights 01-JAN-02 / 31-DEC-07
Ministry of Social Affairs, Government of Israel To advise on the deinstitutionalization of persons with intellectual disabilities. 01-JAN-11 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Law /
European Commission Agent auxiliaire, DGV (Employment & Social Affairs) /
Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program Research Fellow /
National University of Ireland, Galway Professor of Law 01-JAN-92 /
Law Reform Commission Director of Legal Research 01-JAN-96 / 31-DEC-99
National University of Ireland, Galway Director of Centre for Disability Law and Policy 01-JAN-08 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1989 Harvard Law School SJD Law
1979 National University of Ireland, Galway BACHELOR OF ARTS Political Philosophy & Legal Science
1981 National University of Ireland, Galway LLB Degree Law
1983 King's Inns Barrister at Law Law
1985 Harvard Law School Masters Law

Languages

  Language
French
German
Irish
English

Teaching Interests

  • Disability law & policy
  • Comparative disability law
  • Judicial activism 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2011/2012 Legal Capacity Law and Policy The focus of this course is on international, regional and national law reform of legal capacity laws. Key issues include supported decision making and the assessment of legal capacity.
2011/2012 Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy
2011/2012 Regional Disability Law and Policy An overview of various regional approaches to disability law and policy as a way of transposing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and as a way of stimulating region-wide reform.