— Ulster Workshop – 16 March 2017


Transitional Justice Institute, Dalriada House

Ulster University

16th March 2017



10.00-10.30                 Arrival

10.30-10.45                 Welcome by Rory O’Connell

10.45-12.00                 Panel 1: ‘ESR in Times of Crisis’

Chair: Anne Smith

Thomas Murray (An Cosán Virtual Community College Dublin), ‘Social Innovation and the Right to Education’

Claire Lougarre (Southampton), ‘The protection of non-nationals in human rights treaties: the case of economic, social and cultural rights treaties’

Mark Simpson (Ulster University), ‘Social rights, child rights, discrimination and devolution: untangling the web’

12.00-13.00                 Lunch

13.00-14.15                 Panel 2: International Law and Domestic Law

Chair: Khanyisela Moyo

Evelyne Schmid (Switzerland), ‘International Law and Domestic Law-Making’

Azadeh Chalabi (Ulster University, Belfast ), ‘Refining “Appropriate Measures” to Implement Human Rights: An Alternative Model of Discretion’

14.15-14.30                 Break

14.30-15.45                 Panel 3: ‘ESR, Europe and Brexit’              Chair: Thomas Hansen

Katie Boyle (Roehampton), ‘Constitutional referendums, socio-economic rights and deliberative democracy’

Amrei Müller (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘The Influence of the ICESCR in Europe – Broad Trends and Challenges’

16.00-16.45:               Guest Talk

Colm O’Cinniede (London)

‘Defining a “European Minimum Core” of Social Rights: The Case-law of the European Committee on Social Rights’?

19.00               Dinner