The Irish Centre for Human Rights welcomed its first LLM students in September 2000 and we are hosting a series of events in 2010 to celebrate ten years of the Centre’s teaching, research and advocacy.
The main 10th anniversary event is a major academic conference by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, on the theme of “Forgotten Rights, Forgotten Concepts”. This will encompass a number of original human rights issues across a broad spectrum which the speakers feel have fallen out of favour or been overlooked. The Conference will be held on campus on 19 and 20 November 2010, and will include many distinguished academics and friends of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
We will hold our Gala Banquet on Friday 19 November in the beautiful Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Tickets for the Banquet are priced at €50 and available in limited number on this site through the registration page. Registration is also now open for the “Forgotten Rights, Forgotten Concepts” conference, with a registration fee of €25. The conference fee includes lunch at the conference and admission to the closing party.
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, we are also planning to put together a collection of photographs by students and staff from the Centre relating to their human rights work and experiences. We have provisionally entitled the project “Snapshots from the field”, and aim to create a book of photographs with accompanying short accounts detailing the human rights work, activities or experiences that the Centre’s alumni have been involved in. We would also like to exhibit some of the photographs in and around the Centre during the 10th anniversary celebrations. Details on how to submit photographs will be posted here shortly.
Keep an eye on the website www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights for details of further events, which will announced shortly.