Conference Programme - Updated 15/04/12
Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy
NUI Galway School of Law
'Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe'
Friday 20th April 2012.
8.45 am Registration of Researchers, Presenters and Participants
9.15 Welcome - Professor William Golden
Dean College, Business, Public Policy & Law
Introduction to Conference
Dr Padraic Kenna, School of Law, NUI Galway, Conference Organiser
9.30 Professor Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Coordinator of Legal Aspects of Housing, Land and Planning Group
European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR)
10.15 Regis Brillat, Head of the Department of the European Social Charter, Council of Europe
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Conference presentation of papers in Streams A-F
A. Housing Rights & Homelessness
B. Housing Regulation, Consumer Protection & Mortgages
C. Independent Living for People with Disabilities & the UNCRPD
D. Public Interest Law and Housing
E. Housing Tenures
F. Contemporary Issues in Social Housing
1.00 pm Lunch
2.15 Hon. Justice Ms Mary Laffoy, High Court of Ireland
'Constitutional and Convention rights in the context of housing'
3.00. President of NUI Galway, Professor James J. Browne
Minister for the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
with Special Responsibility for Housing & Planning - Ms Jan O’ Sullivan TD
3.30 Conference presentation of papers in Streams A-F
5.00 Professor Stefan Gerlach, Deputy Governor Central Bank of Ireland
'Housing Market & Financial Stability'
6.00 Conference Reception at Aras Moyola sponsored by Bord Failte
7.15 Conference Dinner (Requires Pre-Booking)
Saturday 21st April 2012.
9.00 am Conference Registration.
9.30 Professor Martin Partington, Law Commission of England and Wales, and Bristol University Law School
'Consumer law and housing – contemporary developments'
10.00 Jamie Burton Barrister, Doughty St. Chambers London
'The ECHR and housing in England'
10.30 Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Law School, University of Durham
'The meaning of home'
11.30 Conference papers presentations in Streams A-F
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 Mike Wright, Founder and Director, Keyring Housing Association
'Housing and Independent Living'
2.30 Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos Head of Equality and Citizen’s Rights,
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
3.00 Conference papers presentations in Streams A-F
4.30 - 5.00 Feedback and Concluding Remarks