ICHR 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Nov 19-20, 2010
Weekend Programme

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. 


1.15-2.30 pm:

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.

2.45-4.15 pm:

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


4.30- 6pm:

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.