Webinar to discuss life and work of human rights lawyer and activist Kevin Boyle

This Saturday, people are invited to a webinar in which Donncha O’Connell, Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway, and Mike Chinoy, former CNN correspondent and author of Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement to discuss the life and work of human rights lawyer and activist, Kevin Boyle.

The discussion will also touch on developments in Northern Ireland, and the experience of 2020 from the point of view of street politics in Hong Kong and the US. This event is run as part of the Dublin Book Festival.

Mike Chinoy, former foreign correspondent for CNN, has won Emmy, Peabody and Dupont awards for his journalism. While he worked primarily in China and elsewhere in Asia, he also reported on the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 80s where he met Kevin Boyle. Chinoy is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California’s US-China Institute and is based in Hong Kong. His widely acclaimed books include China Live: People, Power, and Television Revolution(1996 ), Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2007 ), and The Last POW (2014 ).

Donncha O’Connell is an Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway. He was, from 2012 to 2020, a Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission and was also, from 2017 to 2018, a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Law at NUI Galway from 2005 to 2008 and Head of the School of Law from 2013 to 2017. He was the first full-time director of the Irish Council of Civil Liberties from 1999-2002 and has served on the boards of a number of human rights organisations.

The event is being hosted on Zoom by Eventbrite and Saturday, 28 November, 2pm. The link will be sent to ticket-holders ahead of the event.


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