Saturday, 17 July 2010

Save the Date: 10th Anniversary Celebration at Irish Centre for Human Rights

The Irish Centre for Human Rights was established in its new premises in January 2000. We are marking the tenth anniversary this year with a series of activities that are concentrated on the 19-20 November weekend.
The weekend will feature an academic conference on the theme 'Forgotten Rights, Forgotten Concepts'. The keynote speaker is Manfred Nowak, who is the special rapporteur on torture. It will begin on the afternoon of 19 November and continue through the following day.
There will be a gala banquet the evening of 19 November (space is limited, so reserve your tickets soon) at Galway's Glenlo Abbey hotel. Senator David Norris will be the master of ceremonies.
Another activity will be a photo exhibition on human rights themes, entitled 'Through the Lens' made up of work by students and graduates of the Centre. The exhibition will actually be opened at Kenny's Book Shop in mid-October.
On thevening of 20 November, when the conference is over, there will be a more informal party at the Galway Rowing Club on the Corrib River, featuring Irish traditional music.

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