Conference on Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives


Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives

March 22nd 2013 (1.30pm – 5.30pm)

(Registration from 1-1.30pm)


Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law,  University College Cork


This event will mark the launch of the Gender, Law And Sexuality (GLAS) research initiative in the Faculty of Law, University College Cork. This initiative supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research in UCC Law including in fields of human rights law, health and medical law, employment law, migration and refugee law, criminal justice and family law.


Chair:  Hon. Mr. Justice Seán Ryan, High Court  (Chair of Expert Group on the judgment in A ,B and C v Ireland )



Minister for Health, Mr James Reilly T.D. (invited)

Professor Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia University NY

Professor Blanca Rodriguez Ruiz, Dept of Law, University of Sevilla, Spain

Dr Ruth Fletcher, Dept of Law,  Keele University, UK

Johanna Westeson, Centre for Reproductive Rights

Professor Siobhán Mullally, University College Cork

Dr Claire Murray, University College Cork


Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, Room G_06, University College Cork


Registration Fee: €40

Trainee Solicitors and Barristers €15

Students: €10


Online booking and fee payment available at:


Registration Fee can also be paid at the event or preferably in advance by cheque payable to University College Cork Law Department (Send to: Noreen Delea, Dept of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland)


Advance Booking is essential


For queries, contact:  Noreen Delea at:


Conference convenors: Prof Siobhán Mullally and Dr Claire Murray, Law Faculty, University College Cork



4 CPD Group Hours available


Parking at the main UCC campus, and at the Brookfield complex, is extremely limited.

The venue is fully accessible. Please notify us of any specific accessibility requirements.

This event is supported by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award and the Dean of Law Strategic Fund