Royal Irish Academy: ‘How should a liberal democracy react to conscientious objection claims?’

Royal Irish Academy

‘How should a liberal democracy react to conscientious objection claims?

Four panel sessions of an informed debate on conscientious objection from legal, philosophical, theological and religious perspectives, and finally a discussion on how legislators and governments in liberal democracies should react to claims of conscience.

Online event
Thursday, 11 February 2021
14:00–18:15 GMT

Certificates of attendance for Law Society of Ireland CPD Scheme will be provided
Irish Sign Language interpreting of Panel Four

Places are free—booking is essential—all welcome
More information and booking here

Panels

Concepts of Conscience
Conscience in Legal Perspective: Challenges and Controversies
Theological and Religious Perspectives on Conscience
Reacting to Conscience Claims in the Public Square

Chairs

Mr Bryan Dobson, presenter of the RTÉ Radio News at One
Professor Bert Gordijn, Director of the Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University
Dr Mary McAleese, Professor of Children, Law and Religion, University of Glasgow
Professor David Smith, Healthcare Ethics, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Panellists

Dr John Adenitire, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Kimberley Brownlee, The University of British Columbia
Professor Fiona de Londras, University of Birmingham
Dr Katherine Furman, University of Liverpool
Advocate General Gerard Hogan, Court of Justice of the European Union
Professor Linda Hogan, Trinity College Dublin
Professor David Albert Jones, The Anscombe Bioethics Centre
Professor Ronan McCrea, University College London
Senator Michael McDowell, Houses of the Oireachtas
Dr Regina McQuillan, St Francis Hospice
Professor David Novak, University of Toronto

Online event on
Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 14:00 GMT

All welcome
More information and booking here

Certificates of attendance for Law Society of Ireland CPD Scheme will be provided
Irish Sign Language interpreting of Panel Four

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Jan, 2021
Region
Online
Expiry Date
11th Feb, 2021