Seminar on Judicial Conduct

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The School of Law at UL, the School of Law NUI Galway and the Irish Council of Civil Liberties are hosting a Seminar on Judicial Conduct.

The Seminar will involve national and international experts on the area of judicial conduct and the Chief Justice will also make an address.

Speakers include experienced and early career researchers as well as voices from civil society.

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Seminar on Judicial Conduct

9.30 Login

10.00 Keynote

The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland – Title TBC

10.15 Session 1 – Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Ireland: The Context Chair: Dr Rónán Kennedy

• Doireann Ansbro, ICCL: International Standards on Judicial Conduct and Ethics

• Raymond Byrne, Adjunct Full Professor, UCD: The Bangalore Principles and the Judicial Council Act 2019

• Dr Laura Cahillane, UL: Analysing the New Judicial Conduct Framework 1

1.30 Break

11.45 Session 2 – Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Comparative Perspective Chair: Ray Byrne

 Dr Sophie Turenne, University of Cambridge: Judicial Conduct, Complaints and Discipline in England and Wales: Key Features and Issues

• Prof Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna: The Italian Case: The Impact of the 2006 Reform on Transparency and Effectiveness of Disciplinary Action. Current debate

 Silvio R. Vinceti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia: How (Not) to Try a Judge. Judicial Discipline in Italy and Ireland

13.15 Lunch

14.15 Session 3 – What is Judicial Misconduct? Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Brian Murray

• Eunice Collins, University of Oxford: Defining Judicial Misconduct

• Dr David Fennelly, TCD: Equal Treatment in the Court Process

• Dr Brian Barry, TUD: The Definition and Nature of Judicial Impartiality

15.15 Break

15.30 Session 4 – Investigating Complaints Chair: Dr Brian Barry

• Caoimhe Kiernan, TUD: Who Judges the Judges? A Comparative Analysis of the Composition of the Bodies Responsible for Investigating Complaints against the Judiciary

 Dr Patrick O’Brien, Oxford Brooks University: Disentangling the Formal and Informal in Judicial Conduct Processes

 Prof Colin Scott, UCD: Regulating Judicial Conduct Responsively

16.30 Conclusions, Final Discussion, and Next Steps

17.00 Close

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