Nasc invites you to attend ‘Beyond the Single Procedure: Reforming Ireland’s Protection System’

Mon, June 9, 2014

Beyond the single procedure conference

Nasc and  UCD’s Sutherland School of Law invite you to a one day conference to mark World Refugee Day on the 20th June 2014 in UCD’s William Fry Theatre from 10 Am – 3Pm. 

Beyond the Single Procedure: Reforming Ireland’s Protection System

This conference is an opportunity to bring together politicians and policymakers, practitioners, advocates and other interested parties to discuss and critically assess the protection system in Ireland, the pending introduction of the Single Procedure, how it will impact the protection system in Ireland and what legacy issues will remain.

Some of the issues to be addressed include: international best practice, leave to land, early legal intervention, the legacy of direct provision, subsidiary protection, unaccompanied minors, family reunification of refugees, and the Judicial Review process.  The conference is very timely as the discussions generated could potentially inform thinking on the upcoming Immigration, Residency and Protection Bill.

 Confirmed list of speakers:

Sophie Magennis, UNHCR Ireland (morning keynote)

Liam Thornton, University College Dublin

Olaniyi Kolawole, University College Cork

Patricia Brazil, BL & Trinity College Dublin

Colm O’Dwyer, BL

Jacqueline Kelly, Irish Refugee Council

Claire Cumiskey, Nasc

Barry Magee, Refugee Appeals Tribunal

Karen Berkeley, Brophy Solicitors

Clare Kelly, Legal Aid Board

Steven McQuitty, BL (afternoon keynote)


If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP to

CPD points are available for this event through the UCD Law department. Please mention your interest in this when registering before the 16th of June.

Click here to download the conference poster.

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To get to University College Dublin:

The conference is located in William Fry Theatre in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law on the Belfield Campus (click map for larger image).

For information about how to get to University College Dublin, visit UCD’s website here.