Tuesday 17 November 2014: For immediate release
Chief Justice to Launch the Catherine McGuinness Fellowship on Children’s Rights and Child Law
The Children’s Rights Alliance, in association with the Bar Council of Ireland and the Family Lawyers Association, are launching the Catherine McGuinness Fellowship on Children’s Rights and Child Law on Tuesday 18th November at 6pm in the Atrium of the Law Library Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.
To mark the launch of the fellowship programme, an evening lecture will be delivered on the life and impact of Judge Catherine McGuinness by the Chief Justice, the Hon Mrs Justice Susan Denham.
Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said, “Judge Catherine McGuiness is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s greatest children’s champions. In her time as a Judge of the Circuit, High and Supreme Courts she was a constant voice for fairness and equality. To this day she remains a vital force in Irish Society, ensuring that rights are upheld and fair procedures are followed. We are honored that she is willing to allow our fellowship to be named after her.”
“The Bar Council is very proud to support this Fellowship which will continue the great and inspirational work that Catherine McGuinness has done in this area. We are delighted to be associated with this initiative and look forward to working closely in its development" said David Barniville SC, Chairman.
The prestigious one-year fellowship programme will provide an opportunity for newly-qualified barristers to work as part of the Children’s Rights Alliance Legal and Policy Team for a one-year period. More information on the Fellowship can be found on our website www.childrensrights.ie
For further information: Julie Ahern Mobile: 087 6919210