Justice & Home Affairs Past Events

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Various
IIEA14th June 20182min

The funding of higher education is a key strategic issue facing the Irish economy and society. The implications of the lack of funding in higher education range from a growing shortage of skills in industrial sectors to affecting Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment. This conference aims to foster a more informed political and public debate on the issue.

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James Lawless, TD and Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research and Development, Fianna Fail Fred Logue, Principal, FP Logue Solicitors, Barry O'Sullivan, Professor and Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Cork
IIEA15th May 20182min

The panel discussed the use of personal data and online advertising networks, the threat this poses and how new regulation might help address the problem.

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Rob Wainwright, Executive Director of Europol
IIEA12th April 20181min

Executive Director Wainwright discussed how operational outcomes and resulting insights gained from this endeavour have been brought to bear in the much more regulated, but not necessarily more effective, domain of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF).

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Prof Dr Peter Neumann & Rajan Basra
IIEA18th January 20181min

Prof Dr Peter Neumann and Rajan Basra launched a new report that is part of a Europe-wide project, the first of its kind to systematically explore the new links between organised crime, illicit trade and terrorism in Europe.

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Andrew Langdon
IIEA19th September 20171min

In his speech, Andrew Langdon QC will focus on the need for EU-UK cooperation on policing and security post-Brexit and specifically on the European Arrest Warrant. Mr Langdon will analyse the UK’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in terms of its content and provisions for parliamentary scrutiny, as well as the constitutional implications. He will also discuss alternate mechanisms for dispute resolution following the ending of the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the UK.

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Margaret Tuite
IIEA15th September 20171min

Almost 900 000 children (both unaccompanied and with their families) applied for asylum in the European Union between 2014 and 2016. This increase compared to earlier years poses challenges and has exacerbated existing protection gaps. The European Commission Coordinator for the Rights of the Child provided an overview of the situation and progress made to date, taking account of urgent actions recently agreed on by the Commission and recommendations to EU Member States. She also focused on some of the upcoming challenges.

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Joan Clos
IIEA5th July 20172min

The recognition of the transformative power of urbanisation as an engine for sustainable development is a historical paradigm shift initiated by Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Dr Clos argued that cities provide a unique opportunity to effectively address many of our problems today: social inequality, economic development, climate change and resilience to natural and man-made disasters. At this critical junction in our global history, innovative solutions are required to meet the most pressing challenges faced by our cities. The New Urban Agenda is an action-oriented plan which sets global standards for sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities, contributing to prosperity, employments and development.

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Jeffrey Rosen
IIEA3rd July 20171min

In his keynote address, Prof. Rosen argued that in light of dizzying changes in technology, the future of global free speech and privacy is being determined not by the U.S. Supreme Court or by international courts but by lawyers at Google, Facebook, and Twitter, who decide what kind of content to leave up or take down. He addressed the question of how the U.S. Supreme Court will respond to technological change in the age of Google.  He also reflected on how the Court will maintain checks and balances and the rule of law in the face of new populist forces in the U.S. and around the globe.

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Koen Lenaerts
IIEA16th December 20162min

In his address, President Lenaerts addressed serious societal challenges such as terrorism, mass migration and the fall-out of the banking crisis, which have found their way on to the docket of the European Court of Justice, each of which may be seen as posing an existential threat to different aspects of the EU project.