21st IELF to be held on 3 November 2018

The UCD Centre for Human Rights and the University of Glasgow School of Law are delighted to present the 21st Irish European Law Forum conference on HUMAN RIGHTS, POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin.

This one-day conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplinary fields to address the role that human rights have in tackling the global challenges of poverty and material deprivation. It will consider the moral basis and content of human rights against poverty, what obligations these rights entail and how they can be institutionally implemented and enforced. The conference will also consider the possible limitations of human rights as a means of responding to economic inequality, and will engage with critical debate on whether human rights are, in fact, the best instrument for confronting economic inequality, or whether alternative programmes of social justice are needed.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Philip Alston, the John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law (NYU) & United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

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