Minority Rights & Indigenous Peoples Summer School, June 13 - 17, 2011
Archive: 2010 Programme

Minority Rights, Indigenous People and

Human Rights Law Summer School

JUne 14-18, 2010

 

Venue: IT building, theatre 125

http://www.nuigalway.ie/campus_map/

 

 

Monday 14 June:  Introduction & Concepts

 

9.00 – 9.30:       Registration (*registration table in foyer outside of lecture theatre)

 

9.30 – 10.45:     Introduction to Minority Rights Law- Part I

Speaker: Prof. Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law & Head of Law Department, Middlesex University

 

10.45– 11.00:    Coffee break

 

11.00-- 12.30: Introduction to Minority Rights Law- Part II

Speaker: Prof. Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law & Head of Law Department, Middlesex University

 

12.30– 14.00:    Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30: Multiculturalism and International Law and Indigenous Peoples

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Xanthanki, University of Brunel, UK

 

15.30– 16.00:    Coffee break

 

16.00 – 17.00: Multiculturalism and International Law and Indigenous Peoples

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Xanthanki, University of Brunel, UK

 

1900-2000: Book Launch: Dr. Jeroen Temperman State–Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law: Towards a Right to Religiously Neutral Governance’

** Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights (wine and small bites provided)

 

 

Tuesday 15 June: Part I: Regulating Diversity

           

9.30 11.30      Special Panel: *Moderator: Joshua Castellino

 

‘Race, Religion, Islam and Hate Speech: A European Perspective’

Speaker:  Dr. David Keane, Lecturer, Middlesex University

 

‘Conceptualizing Religious Hate Speech as a Notion of International Human Rights Law’

Speaker: Dr. Jeroen Temperman, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam

 

11.00 – 11.30    Coffee break

 

11.30 – 12.30    Roundtable Discussion/Q&A

 

12.30 – 14.00    Lunch

 

 

Part II:  Minorities and International Institutions

 

14.00– 15.30     The Treatment of Minorities and Other Groups by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’

Speaker: Prof. Patrick Thornberry, Professor of International Law, Keele University International Labour Organisation (ILO)

 

15.30– 16.00     Coffee break

 

16.00 – 17.00: ‘A Tale of Two Committes: CERD, CEDAW and the Protection of Migrant Worker’s Rights’

Speaker: Nick McGeehan, PhD Candidate European Institute and Founder & President of, Mafiwasta

 

 

Wednesday 16 June: Minorities and International Institutions (con’t)

 

9.30 – 11.00:     Minority Rights and Conflict Prevention: The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities’  

Speaker: Mr. Vincent de Graaf, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, The Hague, the Netherlands

 

11.00– 11.30:    Coffee break

 

11.30– 13.00 ‘'International Forensic Exhumations: Balancing Criminal Justice Requirements with Human Rights Obligations’

Speaker: Ms. Eadaoin O’Brien, Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, PhD candidate, Irish Centre for Human Rights

13.00– 14.00:    Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30: ‘The Human Rights Council, UN Special Procedures and Minority Rights’

Speaker: Dr. Elvira Dominguez Redondo, Middlesex University, London UK

 

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break

 

16.00 – 17.30: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Realization in the UN Human Rights Council’

Speaker Joshua Cooper, Lecturer, University of Hawaii and Director, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights & Oceania HR

 

19.30:  Live Irish music: Crane Bar, Galway (optional)

 

 

Thursday 17th June: Multiculturalism in Europe and its Discontents

 

10.30 – 11.45: ‘The Human Rights Committee & Minorities’

Speaker:  Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, University of Nottingham, and 1st Irish Member of UN Human Rights Committee

 

11.45– 12.00:    Coffee break

 

12.00—13.30: ‘Islam and Europe

Speaker:  Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights

 

13.30– 14.30:    Lunch

 

14.30– 16.00:    'Nation-Making and Minority Politics: The Case of Turkey'

Speaker: Mr. Ziya Meral, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

 

16.00 – 16.15: Coffee break

 

16.15 – 18.15    Special Panel: ‘Roma and Travellers: Europe’s Mistreated Minorities’

Speakers: Dr. Jeremie Gilbert, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University and Mr. David Joyce, Barrister

 

19.00 – 20.30: TBD: Special Session: Case Report from Chad

Speaker: Henning Moe, Hydrogeologist, CDM, Inc.

 

Friday 18th June:  Customary Law, Traditional Knowledge and Human Rights

 

8.30 – 9.00:       *Registration for those attending Friday sessions only

 

9.00– 13.00:      Morning session I:  Customary Law and Minority Rights

 

9.00 – 9.45       Customary International Law and the protection of minority rights Speaker: Professor Joshua Castellino, University of Middlesex

9.45 – 10.30      Customary Law and the protection of community rights in Africa Speaker: Professor Paul Kuruk, Samford University

 

10.30 – 10.45: Coffee break

 

10.45 – 13.00: Morning session II: Customary Law, Land and Resource Rights

 

10.45 – 11.30: ‘Customary Law and the Protection of Indigenous People’s Land Rights’

Speaker: Jeremie Gilbert, Senior Lecturer, University of Middlesex

11.30 – 12.15: ‘Customary Law and Community Governance of Natural Resource Rights in the Philippines

Speaker: Cathal Doyle, University of Middlesex

 

12.15 – 13.00: ‘Constitutional Recognition of Customary Law and the Protection of Indigenous Rights in Papua New Guinea

Speaker: Dr. David Keane, University of Middlesex

 

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

 

14.00 – 15 .30: Afternoon Session I:  Customary Law and Minority Rights in Europe

 

14.00 – 14.45: ‘Traveler’s rights in Ireland:  Customary Law, Cultural Rights and Self-Determination’,

Speaker: Martin Collins, Director, Pavee Point

 

14.45 – 15.30: ‘Customary Law and the Protection of Saami rights’

                        Speaker: Mattias Ahren, President Saami Council

 

15.30 – 15.45:  Coffee break

 

15.45 – 16.30:  ‘Intellectual Property, Customary Law and Minority Rights’

Speaker:  Anthony Taubman, Director Intellectual property issues, World Trade Organization

 

16.30 – 17.15: ‘Customary law, traditional knowledge and human rights: the case for a holistic approach to protection of traditional knowledge’

Speaker: Brendan Tobin, Irish Centre for Human Rights

 

17.15 – 17.30:  Rapporteurs Summary

 

17.30 – 18.15:  Summary & Conclusions roundtable, Q & A discussion

 

18.15 – 18.30: Distribute Course Completion Certificates

 

19.30   Closing dinner Cooke’s Restaurant, Galway City Centre