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.