The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its annual Mitchell Lecture:
Dr Síofra O’Leary
Judge at the European Court of Human Rights
Thursday 9 November 2017
6pm to 7.15pm
Playfair Library Hall
Doors open from 5.30pm
Reception to follow
The 2017 Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Dr Síofra O’Leary, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights. In this lecture, Judge O’Leary will consider the similarities and differences between the two European courts in the exercise of their fundamental rights ‘mandates’.
Dr Síofra O’Leary was educated at University College Dublin and the European University Institute, where she completed a PhD in law. She is currently judge at the European Court of Human Rights, elected in respect of Ireland. Previously, she was Head of Unit at the Research and Documentation Directorate at the Court of Justice of the European Union. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and member of the Editorial Board of the Common Market Law Review. Before working at the Court, Dr O’Leary was Assistant Director of the Centre of European Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College. She was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University College Dublin; Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cádiz; and Research Associate at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Background: The Mitchell Lecture is an annual European law lecture hosted by the Edinburgh Europa Institute and named after its founder, Professor JDB Mitchell.
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