Dr Aisling McMahon publishes article in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics on ethical issues related to the patentability of novel beings & advanced biotechnologies
Dr Aisling McMahon has published an article in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (CQHE) entitled: “Patents, Governance and Control: Ethics and the Patentability of Novel Beings and Advanced Biotechnologies in Europe.”
Date: Monday, 14 June 2021
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne’s research has recently been published in the Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law, edited by Professors Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster, and Jane McAdam. Oxford Handbooks give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates from leading figures in the discipline and set the agenda for future research.
Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
The article is entitled “ Self-Regulation 2.0? A critical reflection on the European fight against disinformation”. The piece critically analyses efforts in the EU to curtail disinformation and fake news online.
Date: Thursday, 10 June 2021
New paper ‘TRIPS IP Waiver Proposal: Creating the Right Incentives in Patent Law and Politics to end the #COVID19 Pandemic' co-authored by Dr Aisling McMahon cited in Nature Editorial
Dr Aisling McMahon (Maynooth University) has published a new co-authored paper with Dr Siva Thambisetty (LSE), Dr Hyo Yoon Kang (Kent University), Dr Luke McDonagh (LSE) and Prof Graham Dutfield (Leeds) forthcoming in the LSE Working Paper Series (2021). The paper entitled ‘The TRIPS Intellectual Property Waiver Proposal: Creating the Right Incentives in Patent Law and Politics to end the COVID-19 Pandemic’ provides a detailed analysis of the current TRIPS waiver proposal. The waiver was first proposed by India and South Africa in October 2020, and is now supported by more than 60 States. It proposes to temporarily suspend intellectual property rights under the TRIPS Agreement for COVID-19 health-technologies, including vaccines, medicines and diagnostics in order to create a pathway to achieve global equitable access for COVID-19 health-technologies.
Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
On 27th May 2021 Prof. Claire Hamilton delivered a presentation on 'Comparative Perspectives on the Exclusionary Rule' at an online seminar organised by the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) on 'DPP v JC and Recent Developments to the Exclusionary Rule'. The seminar was well attended by criminal law practitioners and academics and was chaired by Hon. Ms. Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh of the Court of Appeal, Adjunct Professor at Maynooth University Department of Law.
Date: Monday, 31 May 2021
Dr Lauren Kierans appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach with Transparency International Ireland
Dr Lauren Kierans appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on 27 May 2021 with Transparency International Ireland to provide expert advice on whistleblowing/protected disclosures legislation.
Date: Friday, 28 May 2021
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne recently appeared on TG4's main news programme to discuss the ramifications of Israel's attacks on Gaza. Dr Ní Ghráinne explained (as Gaeilge/ in Irish) the human rights and humanitarian law framework applicable to the conflict. She argued that Israel's use of force was disproportionate and indiscriminate, and hence a violation of international law.
Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
Dr Treasa Kenny has been awarded an IRC New Foundations Award for her Project Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Evaluation of Programmes
The project focus is on developing an evaluation framework which will include new ways for stakeholders to relate to evaluators and inclusion of stakeholders in the development of the evaluation design, methods of data collection, data analysis and interpretation.
Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Congratulations to Dr Avril Brandon, Dr Lynsey Black, Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche, recipients of the Maynooth University Teaching Team Award 2020–2021!
Date: Monday, 17 May 2021
The Department of Law Administrative team are delighted to have won The President’s Award for Service Excellence.
Date: Friday, 14 May 2021