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Fundamental Rights Protection in the European Union

In association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU

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Friday, 10 May 2013, Dublin
22 Merrion Square (CAI), Dublin 2


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This conference was on the theme of fundamental rights protection in the European Union, with a particular focus on assessing the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights since its adoption, and on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. The conference was opened by An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD. The morning session was chaired by Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, retired judge of the Court of Justice and Irish Supreme Court and the afternoon was chaired by Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the Irish High Court. Papers were delivered by David Anderson QC, Brick Court Chambers, London and UK Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation; Catherine Donnelly, Barrister, Law Library and Blacsktone Chambers, London & TCD Law School; Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Síofra O’Leary, Head of Unit, Research and Documentation, CJEU and Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges); Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union; and Peter White, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade & Irish Agent at the European Court of Human Rights.

Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken and An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD.

(L-R) Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queen's University Belfast; Dr Síofra O'Leary, Court of Justice; An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD; Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Chairman of ICEL; and Judge Allan Rosas of the Court of Justice.

An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, speaking at the ICEL Fundamental Rights conference on 10 May 2013.

An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD; Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken; and Judge Allan Rosas.

Judge Allan Rosas addressing the conference.

Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken; Ms Aoife Fennelly; and Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, Supreme Court, pictured at the ICEL conference on 10 May 2013.

Dr Marie-Luce Paris, University College Dublin and Ms Bríd Moriarty BL, Law Library.


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