Irish Centre for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Programme
19-20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Venue: Irish Centre for Human Rights
2 pm: Dr. Michael D. Higgins, TD, launches the “Human Rights through the Lens” photo collection; wine reception.
Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI, Galway
3-4 pm: Introductory remarks and opening of “Forgotten Rights, Forgotten Concepts” conference
Concert by Nicola Geddes (cello) and Nuala Ní Chanainn (first violin)
4-5 pm Opening keynote address: Prof. Andrew Clapham
7.30 pm- 12.30 am: Gala Banquet at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel with MC, Senator David Norris
Saturday 20 November 2010
Venue: I.T. Building, IT250.
10-11.15 am: Opening remarks from Dr. Vinodh Jaichand, Deputy Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights
Panel 1: Right to Peace
Panellists: Prof. William Schabas, Dr. David Keane, Mr. Kjell Anderson
Chair: Dr. Noam Lubell
11.15-11.30 am: Coffee break
11.30 am-12.30 pm: Prof. Leila Nadya Sadat, “The Case for a Crimes against Humanity Convention”- Introduced by Ambassador David Scheffer
12.30-1.15 pm: Lunch in the lobby of the Orbson Building; displays from Alumni Office, various NGOs, academic publishers. Poster display from Irish Centre for Human Rights students.
Ms. Majella Ní Chríocháin, “Cultural Rights – A New Era”
Ms. Shannonbrooke Murphy, “The ‘Right to Resist’ Reconsidered”
Prof. Ray Murphy, “The Golan Heights: The Forgotten Occupation?”
Mr. John Reynolds, “Forgotten, but not Forsaken?: The Ghosts of Apartheid in International Law”
Chair: Dr. Daniel Mekonnen
2.30-2.45 pm: Coffee break.
Ms. Megan Carpenter, “Intellectual Property: A Human (Not Corporate) Right”
Dr. Jeremie Gilbert, “The Right to Freely Dispose of Natural Resources: Utopia, Curse or Forgotten Right?”
Mr. Josh Curtis, “Legal Content of the Term 'International Cooperation'”
Dr. Shane Darcy- “‘A Social and International Order for the Realisation of Human Rights’: The Promise of Article 28 of the Universal Declaration”
Chair: Dr. Vinodh Jaichand
4.15-4.30 pm: Coffee break
Ms. Éadaoin O’Brien, “Exploring the rights of the dead in the aftermath of war: are the deceased holders of forgotten rights?”
Dr. Nadia Bernaz, “Inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment and just sentencing”
Mr. Nicholas McGeehan, “The Failure to Enforce the Prohibition on Slavery: Institutional and Normative Problems”
Chair: Judge Tom O'Donnell
6.30 pm in the Irish Centre for Human Rights: Book launch: Dr. Edel Hughes, “Turkey’s Accession to the EU: The Politics of Exclusion?”
8pm – 1 am
Venue: NUIG Rowing Club
Closing concert: Entertainment by traditional musicians and local band, Mad Uncle Harry.