In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the NUI Galway School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights will host a panel discussion on “The Necessity of Advocacy”, featuring Dr. Mary Robinson.
This special event will take place on October 24th (6 pm to 8:30 pm), which is Wednesday, at the lecture theatre of the Human Biology Building in NUI Galway, and serve as introduction to the official launch of two new School of Law programs on human rights – LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Law (BCL) and Human Rights.
Being the first female President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Mary Robinson has committed a great part of her career to human rights advocacy, employing her legal expertise, diplomatic experience, and political skills to defend and promote the importance of human rights.
Director of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights and Established Professor of Human Rights, professor Siobhán Mullally, who will deliver opening remarks, believes that the urgency for new human rights advocates has never been greater.
The two new courses in Human Rights at NUI Galway School of Law will certainly help build a stronger human rights culture within this university and Ireland in general, from where these new generations of lawyers will continue to advocate for human rights globally and in Europe.