The Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, will give a lecture in NUI Galway on the topic of ‘The role of the judiciary in the vindication of human rights’.
The event takes place in the Aula Maxima at 8pm on Friday April 24 and will be chaired by the Chief Justice of Ireland, Ms Justice Susan Denham.
Announcing the event, Professor Donncha O’Connell, head of the School of Law at NUI Galway, said: “We hope that this event will be an opportunity for our students and alumni to hear from two outstanding jurists who hold the highest judicial offices at a critical time for both of their legal systems.”
Previous speakers in the Annual Distinguished Lecture series include Professor Christopher McCrudden of Oxford University; Judge John T Noonan of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Professor Neil Walker of Edinburgh University; and Baroness Brenda Hale of the UK Supreme Court.
The event is held annually to mark the end of the academic year and is open to students and graduates of the School of Law, NUI Galway, as well as interested members of the public.