The Irish Centre for European Law is a neutral body that seeks to promote knowledge, understanding and the good practice of EU law and European Human Rights law. It is based at Trinity College Dublin and is operated on a not-for-profit basis.
The Centre was founded in 1988 by Dr Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Guided by an expert Board, the Centre produces conferences, seminars, courses and publications of quality in specialised fields of European law.
Its members comprise solicitors, barristers, academics, representatives from industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations.
The Centre's Chairman is The Honorable John D.Cooke SC, retired Judge of the Irish High Court and a former Judge of the General Court of the European Union.
The Centre's Director is Dr Stephen Brittain BL, a practising barrister at the Irish Bar.
EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – 10th Anniversary Conference
The ICEL, in association with the School of Law, NUI Galway, and Open Society Justice Initiative, is delighted to invite you to a one day conference on ‘The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Ten Years On,’ to be held in the Long Room Hub, Trinity…
Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Irish Centre for European Law (ICEL) are delighted to announce a joint conference on the theme Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges 2019. The conference will take place on Monday, 25 November 2019 in the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre, Distillery…
EU Law and Debt Proceedings – a New Approach (Galway Seminar)
The end of the Irish lending boom has left many individuals and families with unsustainable levels of personal debt. This seminar, co-organised by the ICEL, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy (CHLRP) at the School of Law, NUI…