Call for Papers: “Justice and Dignity under Challenge”

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the June 5-6, 2014.

The theme for this year’s event is “Justice and Dignity under Challenge.”  The aim is to reflect upon how intransigent law making can negatively impact upon human rights protection and criminal law.  The theme will encourage debate on the challenging questions which arise when interpreting the law in rapidly changing and unstable times.

The conference is specifically aimed at those who are undertaking doctoral research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.  Therefore, only law students are eligible to submit papers.  The best paper of the conference will receive a prize of €200 (approx. $275 USD) which is sponsored by the CCJHR.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the Organizing Committee by March 30, 2014. Successful conference submissions will be notified by April, 15, 2014.  To be considered for the best paper and the opportunity to present at the plenary session, full papers should be submitted by May 20, 2014.

Submission and further inquiries should be directed to

Please note that a CPD Certificate of Attendance will be available for this conference.

For further information, click here and see below:

This international two-day event will attract promising research scholars from Ireland, the UK and Europe in the areas of law, politics, philosophy and the related social sciences.  The conference presenters are especially interested in papers that relate to human rights, criminal justice, criminal law or the intersection of these fields. However, the presenters also welcome papers dealing with issues outside these areas that fall within the broader theme of the conference.  Papers will be streamed thematically, with previous years including such sessions as:

  • Governance and Security
  • Issues in Privacy and Surveillance Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender and the Law
  • Refugee Law and Policy
  • Human Rights in Society
  • Technology and State Security
  • Gender Law and Sexuality
  • International Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Medical and Mental Health Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Contemporary Discourse in Criminal Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Crime and criminalization
  • Civil Liberties

The keynote speakers will be Professor Jeremy Waldron of the University of Oxford and Professor Carol Sanger of Columbia University.

Also, check out the CCJHR’s blog here! and you can follow the CCJHR on Twitter @CCJHRlawucc

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