News for: Conflict, Rights, And Security

Institutional Burials Bill

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, was among more than twenty speakers addressing the Oireachtas committee on children and equality this week. The committee is scrutinising a Bill to legislate for the examination and possible exhumation of mass graves at mother and baby homes, such as at Tuam in County… | Read on »

Watch Professor Ray Murphy on Scope on Indus News

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, spoke to Scope on Indus News, a Pakistani TV news channel, about the Iran nuclear deal. Watch the interview here @11.23

Aggression and its Victims: Exploring Recent Developments in International Law

On 15 February, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Aggression and its Victims: Exploring Recent Developments in International Law. International law has not traditionally recognised individuals as victims of the crime of aggression. Recent developments may precipitate a departure from this approach. The activation of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the crime… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Can a new UN treaty help to ban nuclear weapons?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores whether a new UN treaty can work to ban nuclear weapons. Can a new UN treaty help to ban nuclear weapons? Opinion: while none of the current nuclear powers are willing… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Whose business is human rights?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Darcy, cluster leader of Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the relationship between business and human rights, a key topic in international organisations now. Whose business is human rights? Analysis: the relationship between business and human rights is now on… | Read on »

The Business Post – Judging where we now stand

Future judicial appointments: Whitaker Institute member, Dr Eoin Daly of the Conflict Humanitarianism and Security Cluster spoke to the Business Post about future judicial appointments and the damage to the court system after the Justice Séamus Woulfe debacle. Read the article here.

Publication of ‘Haven’ Book by Dr John Morrissey

Book overview Whitaker Institute member Dr John Morrissey (Geography) has published his fifth book, Haven (Edward Elgar 2020), which presents a transformative understanding of security in responding to the Mediterranean refugee crisis by drawing critically on the UN concept of ‘human security’. The book was supported by the Academic Council on the United Nations System, an NUI Publications Prize and… | Read on »