On Friday 11 November, PILA and the PILS Project will host their inaugural joint annual conference at Croke Park Conference Centre – Political Commitment, Practical Protection: Using the ECHR North and South.
The conference is focused on the political commitment to and practical implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland since 1998′s Good Friday Agreement. Shami Chakrabarti, Director of UK human rights organisation Liberty, will deliver the keynote address. Donncha O’Connell (Law Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway) is the conference’s chairperson, and there will be a range of other interesting and experienced speakers from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The afternoon session considers the use of the ECHR in relation to specific people and issues: children, housing, mental health, prisoners and Travellers.
Registration is free and further details can be found here.
*Crossposted from Human Rights in Ireland.