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Gearóid Ó Cuinn
Gearóid’s research focuses on human rights law and the interactions of law and technology. His most recent work focuses on the public health governance of pandemic influenza.
Gearóid has written and co-authored a number of book chapters. “Taking Technology Seriously: STS as a Human Rights Method” (with Murphy, T) will be published in Flear, M., Farrell, A.M., Murphy, T., and Harvey, T New Health Technologies and Europe in February 2013. He has also written “Law and the Viability of Space in the Occupied Golan Heights” in Egoz, S. The Right to Landscape: Contesting Landscape and Human Rights and “Planning Rights and the Seeds of Discontent in the Occupied Golan” in Fraser D., and Rodrigues, G.A., (eds) Disrespect Today, Conflict Tomorrow: the Politics of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In addition, Gearóid has written an article “Works in Progress: New Technologies and the European Court of Human Rights”, published in the Human Rights Law Review Vol 10, Issue 4. You can view Gearóid’s research profile here.
Importance of research outside academia
Health and welfare impacts:
In December 2010 Gearóid shared his research findings on the UK’s pandemic preparedness and response with the Health Threats Unit, Health and Consumers Directorate General of the European Commission, Brussels.
Influencing the work of NGO’s:
Gearóid is the co-director of Ceartas: Irish Lawyers for Human Rights. This is a non-profit organization that engages in innovative strategic litigation using European, international, and national law to enforce human rights.
Impact on public policy, law and services:
In June 2010 Gearóid presented “Influenza and the state: the role of law and ethics” at the Health Protection Agency Conference: “H1N1: The world responds to a 21st century pandemic” in London.
Improved public understanding:
Gearóid initiated and developed the feature length documentary “Apples of the Golan” based on human rights research conducted in the Syrian Golan Heights. The film premiered at the Dublin Jameson International Film Festival in January 2012.
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