The Irish Center for Human Rights and the School of Law at NUI Galway will host a panel on “The Necessity of Advocacy” at the National University of Ireland Galway on October 24. The attendees will have an opportunity to join in a discussion with Dr. Mary Robinson, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who served as the 7th President of Ireland (1990-1997) and was the first female to hold the office.
Being a diplomat, lawyer and political leader, Dr. Robinson has always been very dedicated to human rights advocacy and will use the panel to speak about the universality of human rights.
Professor Siobhán Mullally, Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Center for Human Rights, will open the panel, which will be chaired by High Court Judge Tony O’Connor.
The event will also mark the launch of two new courses on human rights at NUI Galway:
- an undergraduate degree Law (BCL) & Human Rights
- a postgraduate masters LLM International Migration and Refugee Law.
“The School of Law and Irish Centre for Human Rights will continue to innovate in human rights scholarship and education and will support our students to realize their career ambitions and goals,” said Dr. Charles O’Mahony, Head of the School of Law at NUI Galway.
If you want to attend the panel, register in advance at NUI Galway Conference & Event Center. The panel will be held in the large lecture theater of the Human Biology Building at NUI Galway on October 24 from 6 PM to 8.30 PM.