Progress Report.

Progress Report.

This has been a very busy time for the Project.

On March 25th, Ailbhe Smyth launched our book at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. The event, which was co-organised with artist Jesse Jones, featured readings from poet Sarah Clancy and actor Noelle Brown (who read from Vicky Conway’s feminist judgment in the Kerry Babies case). Entertainment afterwards was by the cast of Capitalism the Musical. Photographs and video to follow soon. Warm thanks to all who attended.

The following Monday, our co-director, Mairead Enright, spoke about the project on the Irish Times Women’s podcast. You can listen here.

The next day, Mairead and five of our feminist judges (Vicky Conway, Tanya ni Mhuirthile, Aideen Ryan, Katie Dawson and Liam Thornton) took part in a successful half-day feminist judging workshop for students from across three Dublin law schools (TCD, UCD and DCU). The workshop is summarised here.

This week, Aoife O’Donoghue led a second feminist judging workshop for students at UCC Law (slides here). We have been delighted by students’ enthusiasm for the project, and would be happy to discuss running further workshops for student organisations.

In May, we will speak at a workshop at the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law, which will bring together scholars who have organized wide-ranging collaborative projects to produce alternative feminist judgments in international law and within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and across Europe.

May will also see the book’s Belfast launch, at the Inn of Court on May 20th. More details to follow.