On Wednesday the 5th of October, Edel Quinn Senior Legal and Policy Officer with the Children’s Rights Alliance gave a talk to students in the Child Law module. Edel spoke about the work of the Alliance and the issues which they are currently working on. She also gave an overview of the Alliance’s recent work on advancing children’s rights through the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. The students also heard about the Alliance’s work on the Children’s Rights Referendum.
Edel also discussed the position of the Alliance as the lead NGO in the review and monitoring process of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in this State. The talk was organised by Norah Burns of the School of Law and was supported by funding from the AHSS Faculty Teaching Board and the School of Law.