Dr John Reynolds of the School of Law and Criminology was awarded the 2017 Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship by the Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT). Dr Reynolds’ book, Empire, Emergency and International Law, was published this year by Cambridge University Press.
The prize was presented to John by High Court judge Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh at the beginning of the IALT annual conference. The IALT Council said of the book: “Highly relevant for contemporary times, this book focuses on the colonial lineages that have shaped current emergency law and argues for an understanding of emergency law as part of an ongoing historical constellation of racialised emergency politics. The Council felt this text was an exceptional book which went to the very core of law itself and its relationship with power.  It is simultaneously engaging and penetrating. Presenting very serious and complex issues in a highly accessible way, it is masterful and assured in its depth of analysis. There is no doubt that this is going to be a very important  book.”

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