Extended Call for Papers – CCJHR Postgraduate Conference 29th

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					Extended: Call for Papers – CCJHR Postgraduate Conference 29th Apil 2010

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at University College Cork is
pleased to announce its IV Annual Postgraduate Conference which will take place on
Thursday, 29th April, 2010. The conference is aimed at those who are undertaking
postgraduate research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.

The theme for this year's event is "Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of
Transition." The aim is to reflect upon how reactionary law making and the related
rhetoric of crisis impact negatively on fundamental rights protection and the criminal
law. We hope that this theme will encourage debate on the challenging and complex
questions which arise when defining the remit of the law in changing and turbulent

This international one-day event will attract promising research scholars from Ireland,
the UK and Europe in the areas of law, politics, philosophy and the related social
sciences. We are especially interested in papers that relate to human rights, criminal
justice, criminal law or the intersection of these fields. However, we also welcome
papers dealing with issues outside these areas that fall within the broader theme of the
conference. Papers will be streamed thematically, with previous years including such
sessions as "Contemporary Discourse in Criminal Law", "Civil Liberties, Technology
and State Security Claims" and "International Law, Human Rights and Development

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor John Gardner of the University of

The best paper of the conference will receive a prize of €200 which is sponsored by
the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the organising committee by Friday,
19th February 2010. Successful conference submissions will be notified by Friday,
5th March 2010. Submissions and further enquires should be directed to

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