Justice & Home Affairs

Justice & Home Affairs Analysis

26th September 2019

Deadly Business Continues: Organised Crime and Migrant Smuggling

Robert Črepinko outlines the role of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre whose main aim is to target, identify and dismantle criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling. Robert Črepinko discusses emerging trends and successful operations in the field of organised crime and migrant smuggling.
17th September 2019

Transforming Security and Defence: A 21st Century Model

As part of a panel discussion, the keynote speakers discuss the rapid changes facing European security and defence, in light of new technology and unconventional threats.
4th June 2019

Dublin, Schengen and the Need for Political Leadership

In her address to the IIEA, Dr De Somer gives an overview of the Dublin Regulation and how it has impacted the Schengen Area. Dr De Somer argues that in the absence of political leadership, the two systems risk collapsing and offers suggestions on what the future of both systems might look like.
28th May 2019

International Law Under Stress: A View from the United States

Professor Koh offers a compelling new strategy for how to defend democracy, human rights and the rule of law at a time when authoritarian regimes around the world are on the rise. Professor Koh discusses the US President’s attempts to trump the international legal process across a range of issues
1st May 2019

Catch me if you can: What are Europol’s Priorities for the Next Five Years?

Catherine De Bolle presents her vision for the future of Europol, reflect on the links between operational and political priorities, and will outline the new ‘Europol Strategy 2020+’.
11th December 2018

Advancing Peace in Cyberspace

John Frank discussed the need for new initiatives to address the growing threats of cyber insecurity, the need to work together to build a safer and more resilient digital world and why Microsoft has called for a Digital Geneva Convention, which will create binding rules for nations’ cyber weapons.
28th November 2018

Current Challenges and the Role of the CJEU

Judge Eugene Regan discussed the role of the CJEU and the changes that may arise in the CJEU post-Brexit as well as issues such as maintain the rule of law and the preservation of EU values. Judge Regan also addressed the issue of extradition to third countries, in the context of the European Arrest Warrant.
14th June 2018

The Funding of Higher Education – Time for Reform?

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.

Justice & Home Affairs Publications

1st March 2013

The Constitution, The Courts and the Legislature

This document contains Peter Sutherland’s transcript “The Constitution, The Courts and the Legislature”  from the Second Brian Lenihan Memorial Address that took place on Saturday 16th February 2013 at Trinity College Dublin.
25th October 2012

European Criminal Justice Post-Lisbon: An Irish Perspective

Edited by Eugene Regan SC25 July 2012This publication examines European criminal justice post-Lisbon, drawing on the expertise of leading practitioners from across the criminal justice spectrum, including US Attorney General, Eric H. Holder. It aims to inform policy debate, increase awareness and bring about change where necessitated. The contributions are ultimately aimed at improving the livelihoods of our citizens and securing the rights of the individual to safety and freedom from the ripple effects of cross-border crime.Contributors include key policy actors such as the Garda Commissioner, the Data Protection Commissioner, the head of the Criminal Assets Bureau, the Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality, a former Director of Public Prosecutions, a former Attorney General, the Attorney General of the United States and Eugene Regan SC, who also edited the publication. The preface is written by Nora Owen, former Minister for Justice and Chair of the IIEA Justice Group.
1st February 2012

Why Legislate? Designing a Climate Law for Ireland

A climate law would have implications for all areas of government policy and economic activity for at least the next forty years. It therefore has the potential to be one of the most significant legislative initiatives of the current government. While there may be broad political agreement on the necessity for climate legislation, there is a lack of consensus – not to say some confusion – about what a climate law should seek to achieve.This study explores this issue. It examines three published models of climate legislation, and assesses the implications of these bills for the design of a climate law for Ireland.The paper argues that a climate law is not about setting challenging new emissions targets, choosing which measures to introduce to tackle climate change, or deciding which sector of the economy to target. Legislation could instead seek to address the problems of the past by creating a framework for effective policy implementation.The paper warns that a poorly designed law has the potential to damage competitiveness at a time when the country can least afford it. A good law, however, could serve to prompt long-term thinking, and act as a foundation for the transition to a clean, smart and green economy.Joseph Curtin is senior researcher on the IIEA’s Climate Change group. He has worked as a consultant with the OECD on a number of projects including assessing climate policy of countries such as Norway, Israel, Italy and Germany.Gina Hanrahan is a researcher on the IIEA’s Climate Change and Future of Europe working groups.
20th January 2011

A Road Less Travelled: Reflections On The Supreme Court Rulings In Crotty, Coughlan and McKenna (No.2)

A Road Less Travelled: Reflections On The Supreme Court Rulings In Crotty, Coughlan and McKenna (No.2) by Dr. Gavin Barrett

Justice & Home Affairs Past Events

15th May 2018

Political Advertising Online and Effective Data Regulation

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.
12th April 2018

More Bang for our Bucks? Moving from ‘Compliance-Driven’ to ‘Intelligence-Led’ in the Fight Against Cybercrime and Financial Crime

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).
18th January 2018

Organised Crime and Terrorism in the UK and Ireland: Threats and Convergence

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.
19th September 2017

Judicial Oversight of the European Arrest Warrant Post-Brexit; Practicalities and Politics

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.