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Economic and Social Rights Academic Network in Dublin

On Friday, 3 May 2013 the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN UKI) had its twice-yearly colloquium, hosted on this occasion by UCD School of Law and UCD Human Rights Network, in the National University of Ireland, Merrion Square.

ESRAN UKI consists of academics who research issues relating to social and economic rights as legal rights, in domestic, regional and international legal systems. Friday’s colloquium considered papers on a number of issues including housing law, the right to water, judicial approaches to social and economic rights, the approach of the United States in the 1940s to the genesis of modern social and economic rights, socio-economic rights and budgetary analysis, the socio-economic rights of children and the social and economic rights of asylum seekers in international law.

Dr Liam Thornton (UCD School of Law and UCD Human Rights Network) co-organiser of the event with Claire McCann (Northumbria and co-ordinator of ESRAN UKI) stated:

“The hosting of ESRAN UKI colloquium is a testament to the wide respect for the international and domestic research that has emerged on wider issues relating to human rights over the last number of years from UCD School of Law and UCD Human Rights Network.”

More information on ESRAN UKI is available from their Twitter account: @ESRANUKI.

News on UCD Human Rights Network events can be found here and you can follow UCD Human Rights Network on Twitter @UCDHumanRgtsNet


(Seated, From L to R): Sally Anne Way, Suzanne Egan, Claire McCann, Liam Thornton, Conor O’Mahoney, Aoife Nolan, Rosalind McKenna.

(Standing, from L to R): Rory O’Connell, John O’Dowd, Claire Lougarre, Jeff King, Amanda Cahill, Paraic McKenna, Noam Peleg.

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