Invitation to Conference on Irish Anti-Discrimination Law and Book Launch

'Minister of State Kathleen Lynch to launch new legal textbook'

Tuesday 23 October 2012, 9am - 1pm

Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7


You are cordially invited to the forthcoming launch of a comprehensive new legal textbook entitled:

Equal Status Acts 2000-2011

Discrimination in the Provision of Goods and Services

by Judy Walsh.

The book will be launched by Minister Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Equality, Disability, Mental Health and Older People at the forthcoming ICCL conference:

'The Future of Anti-Discrimination Law in Ireland'

The conference will address some of the key themes emerging from the ICCL's ongoing Review of Anti-Discrimination Law in Ireland project.

Who Should Attend?

The Conference is aimed at policy makers, academics, legal practitioners, NGOs, community and voluntary organisations, unions, employers and other relevant stakeholders with an interest in equality / anti-discrimination law. 


Speakers at the conference include:

Niall McCutcheon - Director of the Equality Tribunal

Conor Power BL - Chair of the Advisory Group on the ICCL Review of Anti-Discrimination Law in Ireland

Moya DePaor - Acting Director of Northside Community Law Centre

Michael Farrell - Solicitor, and member of the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA)

See detailed conference programme below


Please RSVP to joanne.garvey@iccl.ieby Thursday 18 October 2012


Conference Programme

'The Future of Anti Discrimination Law in Ireland'

Registration - 9am-9.30am

‘Anti Discrimination Law Review Project’ 
Overview of the ICCL’s in-depth qualitative review of the status and operation of Ireland’s anti discrimination law.

‘The Discrimination Complaint’
Analysis of key issues emerging from the research in relation to the proposed reform of the Equality Tribunal, incl:  

·         Waiving Anonymity

·         Adversarial v Inquisitorial approach

·         Status of ESA cases before the WRC         

‘Enforcing Decisions’ 
Key issues relating to the current and future enforcement of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Labour Court decisions.

‘Strategic Litigation’
The use of strategic litigation and opportunities for NGOs to engage in the process.

Launch of the BookEqual Status Acts 2000 – 2011, Discrimination in the Provision of Goods and Services by Minister for State Kathleen Lynch T.D.

‘An Authoritative Statement of the Law’
Presentation on the key themes arising in Equal Status Acts 2000-2011

‘Future Paths for Pursuing ESA Complaints’
Perspectives from:

·            The Equality Authority

·            The Equality Tribunal (Niall McCutcheon, Director)

·            Irish Human Rights Commission

 Conference Ends 1pm

Please RSVP tojoanne.garvey@iccl.ieby Thursday 18 October 2012