Conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science, April 24-25, 2009
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Conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science
NUI Galway,
 April 24-25, 2009 

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The Irish Centre for Human Rights is co-hosting with the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, a conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science which will take place at NUI Galway on April 24 & 25, 2009. This one and a half day conference will explore current and potential future application of forensic science disciplines in the field of human rights. Issues of both a practical and theoretical nature will be discussed and speakers will be drawn from the fields of law, medicine and science. The synergy between these different disciplines in the context of the advancement of human rights will be explored throughout each session.
 
Opening Address : Professor Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist

Speakers include:
 Professor Sue Black OBE, University of Dundee
 Professor William Schabas OC, Irish Centre for Human Rights
 Dr. Bill Hagland, Physicians for Human Rights
 Dr. Ray Murphy, Irish Centre for Human Rights
 Dr. Caroline Wilkinson, University of Dundee
 Dr. Michael Naughton, Bristol University
 Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, Irish Centre for Human Rights
 Mr. Anthony Forde, Leeds Law School
 Ms. Eadaoin O'Brien, Irish Centre for Human Rights
 Ms. Niamh Hayes, Irish Centre for Human Rights
 Ms. Fidelma Donlon, NUI Galway
 Mr. Joe Powderly, NUI Galway
 Ms. Colleen Rohen, Defence Counsel ICTY   
 
The panel sessions will be on the topics of:  
 War Crimes and Forensic Investigations
 Human Identification
 Sexual Violence and Forensic Evidence 
 Investigations of ongoing Human Rights Violations  
 Fair Trial and Expert Evidence

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For further information please contact Eadaoin O'Brien, e.obrien9@nuigalway.ie or Niamh Hayes  niamh1@gmail.com.