FULLY BOOKED - Joint honorary lecture in honour of Michael O’Boyle

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
CPD Hours 1 General (by Group Study)
Date 15 March 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This lecture, in honour of Michael O’Boyle, will explore the European Convention on Human Rights and states of emergency. It is brought to you by the Human Rights Committee in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Law Society Professional Training. It is aimed at all those who might have an interest in human rights particularly from an ECHR perspective and to gain an insight into the workings of the European Court of Human Rights.

Aim and Objectives

This lecture, in honour of Michael O’Boyle, will explore the European Convention on Human Rights and states of emergency. It is brought to you by the Human Rights Committee in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Law Society Professional Training. It is aimed at all those who might have an interest in human rights particularly from an ECHR perspective and to gain an insight into the workings of the European Court of Human Rights.

Chairperson

Mr Justice John Hedigan, Judge of the High Court. Mr Justice Hedigan was educated at Belvedere College, a Jesuit school in Dublin and subsequently at Trinity College, Dublin and at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1976 and to the Inner Bar of Ireland in 1990. He is also a member of the Middle Temple, London and was called to the English Bar in 1986 and to the Bar of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. Mr Justice Hedigan was elected a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in 1998 and served on that Court until 2007 based in Strasbourg, France. He returned to Ireland in 2007 and was appointed a Judge of the High Court upon his return. He is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns since 2002.

Speaker

Michael O’Boyle, Special Adviser to the Government of Georgia on human rights issues (Deputy Registrar in the European Court of Human Rights 2006 – 2015)

Michael O'Boyle, who was called to the Northern Ireland Bar in 1973, was Deputy Registrar in the European Court of Human Rights from 2006 until 2015.  Prior to that he had worked in both the former European Commission and Court of Human Rights for many years and had lectured in law in Queens University Belfast.  In his work in Strasbourg he had been involved in many of the leading cases concerning derogation under the European Convention on Human Rights and terrorism.

He is the author of numerous publications and the co-author of a leading commentary on the law of the European Convention on Human Rights. Following his retirement in 2015 he has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Queens University Belfast and been made an honorary bencher of the Inns of Court of Northern Ireland.  In June 2015 he was appointed a Special Adviser to the Government of Georgia on human rights issues on behalf of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.  

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