Shane Darcy, who recently joined the faculty of the Irish Centre for Human Rights as a lecturer, has been awarded the John Kable QC Memorial Young Lawyer Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the goals and objectives of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law by a criminal justice professional in the first ten years of practice. Dr Darcy earned his LLM and PhD degrees for studies at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, and he received a doctoral fellowship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. His thesis, entitled Collective Responsibility in International Law, was published in 2006 by Transnational Publishers. He served the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law as managing editor of its journal, Criminal Law Forum, for four years. Shane Darcy was presented with the award at a ceremony held today at the Irish Centre for Human Rights.