Due to recent success in obtaining ERC Consolidator funding, we are seeking a PhD researcher to join the DANCING project team. The project titled DANCING - Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths, is a 5-year project led by Prof. Delia Ferri. DANCING will investigate the extent to which the protection of the right to take part in culture of people with disabilities and the promotion of cultural diversity intersect and complement each other in the European Union (EU) legal order. It will disrupt the conventional approach adopted by EU law scholarship by using a combination of legal, empirical and arts-based research to pursue three complementary objectives; experiential, normative and theoretical respectively
Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Dr Edana Richardson presents a paper at the Kuwait International Law School 7th Annual International Conference
Dr Edana Richardson presented a paper entitled “Standardising Responsible Islamic Finance” at the Kuwait International Law School 7th Annual International Conference. Dr Richardson’s paper explored the growing harmonisation across responsible finance standards, including those relevant to responsible Islamic finance transactions.
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Dr Fergus Ryan of the Department of Law at Maynooth University spoke on the topic of EU Cross-Border Measures on Family and Succession Law at the University of Almería's conference on "Effective Implementation of the EU Regulations 2016/1103 and 2016/1104: Challenges and Opportunities for Cross-Border Couples in Family and Succession Law."
Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Professor Claire Hamilton to present key findings from her research for the Irish Council of Civil Liberties on the impact of the new evidentiary exclusionary rule
On Thursday 15th October at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m, Professor Claire Hamilton will present key findings from her research for the Irish Council of Civil Liberties on the impact of the new evidentiary exclusionary rule, arising from the decision in DPP v. J.C.  1 IR 417. The report, entitled 'A Revolution in Principle: Assessing the Impact of the new Exclusionary Rule' addresses key issues such as the application of the new test, the impact on procedural rights and the impact on prosecutorial and police culture.
Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020
PhD candidate and lecturer, Gerard Maguire has been awarded a visiting research fellowship at Cardiff University with the School of Law and Politics and the Centre for Law and Society
Due to restrictions with Covid-19 this visiting fellowship will be virtual. Gerard will be working with Professor Anna Grear and furthering his research into the relationship held between indigenous peoples, the environment and the law. He will be researching further into the issues of Solastalgia and Topophilia and how differing streams of international law, specifically the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, international human rights law and international environmental law can be utilised to offer protections for vulnerable groups in the Anthropocene Epoch.
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Dear Law & Criminology Students, Please see this important update on teaching within the Law Department for the 2020/2021 academic year from Prof. Michael Doherty. We looking forward to seeing you both online and on campus soon.
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
The Maynooth University Department of Law remote 2020 Prize-Giving Ceremony has recently taken place, hosted by Dr Edana Richardson.
Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Access to Medicines Ireland calls on Ireland to join WHO initiative for global equitable access to Covid19 healthcare)
Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) calls on the Irish government to take action to support the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Solidarity Call to Action’ and endorse the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).
Date: Monday, 12 October 2020
Najaah Bodunrin, LLB student, completed a research assistant placement in the Department of Law over the summer. During this placement, Najaah assisted Dr Aisling McMahon with research related to patents on emerging medical technologies, including in the Covid-19 context. Alongside this, she provided research assistance on case law related to assisted dying. She also worked with Dr Amina Adanan researching new technologies as evidence of the commission of international crimes and helping with module preparation. Finally, she helped Dr Edana Richardson with the development of an online postgraduate module.
Date: Monday, 05 October 2020
Dr Edana Richardson published a blog post entitled: ‘Sustainability and Islamic Finance in the United Arab Emirates’ in the Oxford Business Law Blog (OBLB).
Date: Friday, 02 October 2020