Book Discussion - Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law

Book Discussion - Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law

Book Discussion:  Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law by Fiona de Londras and Mairead Enright
 
Prof. Fiona de Londras will visit UL on Monday, April 16th to discuss her recently published book entitled Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law. The book, coauthored with Máiréad Enright, is intended to be an accessible volume for politicians, policy makers, campaigners, and voters in advance of the referendum on repeal of the 8th Amendment. The book is designed to connect what sometimes seem like technical, legal debates to real life questions of material well being and reproductive choice. Prof de Londras will speak at 5pm in the UL Pavillion.
 
All welcome.
 
Speaker Profile
Prof. de Londras is a Professor of Global Legal Studies and Deputy Head of Birmingham Law School. Her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, enquiring about whether—and if so how—rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, the of the European Court of Human Rights, and abortion law in Ireland. She is the joint Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Yearbook of International Law, and formerly edited Legal Studies. She holds adjunct or visiting positions in Ireland (UCD), Australia (UNSW), and Canada (the Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto). She is a regular media commentator on all aspects of legal, political, and constitutional affairs, and tweets about law at @fdelond. In 2017 she was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in law.