On 15th January 2009 the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host a research Seminar by MÃ¡irÃ©ad Enright BL, EJ Phelan Fellow in International Law, UCC entitled “Legal Pluralism and Muslim Family Law in Britain: Williams, Straw and the Sharia Councils”.
The seminar will take place from 4 – 5.15 pm in ORB 255 (Oâ€™Rahilly Building 255), UCC, Cork.
MÃ¡irÃ©ad Enright is the EJ Phelan fellow in International Law at UCC, Faculty of Law. She previously lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University. Mairead holds a BCL from University College Cork and an MA from King’s College London. She was called to the Irish Bar in 2006. Mairead’s doctoral thesis, on the position of the nikahnama in secular legal systems, is part of a three year IRCHSS funded project on Gender, Multiculturalism and Human Rights. Her work on forced marriage regulation in the UK has recently been published in the Modern Law Review. Mairead was awarded a visiting fellowship to the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory Law School, Atlanta in Spring, 2009 and a visiting fellowship to Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto in Summer, 2009.