21 May 2013: Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lectures in Legal Bibliography: ‘Was Michael Collins a terrorist or a human rights worker?’

Date Tuesday, 21 May 2013

imageOn Tuesday 21 May 2013, Conor Gearty (left), Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), delivered the 29th Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2.




This ongoing biannual series, based in Dublin, was established in 2000 by Hugh M. Fitzpatrick, a Dublin solicitor and librarian. The series contributes to the international scholarly movement to develop histories of the book for various countries, and focuses on law books and legal documentation generally


Michael_Collins_1922Prof. Gearty is a grandnephew of Kitty Kiernan, the fiancé of Michael Collins, and his lecture was entitled  ‘Was Michael Collins a Terrorist – or a Human Rights Worker? Reflections on Law and Revolution in Ireland, 1916-22’. The lecture was introduced by Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.




For the text of Prof. Gearty’s lecture, click here.


For the text of Minister Deenihan’s speech, click here.

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