2016 Dissertation Prize

Leo Green 2016 Dissertation

2016 Dissertation Prize

2016 Dissertation Prize

Leo Green 2016 Dissertation


2016 LLM graduate, Leo Green, has been awarded the annual dissertation prize for 'An All-Island Charter of Rights A means to harmonise and enhance human rights and equality provisions and protections throughout Ireland?’.

"Leo’s thesis explores the potential of a Charter of Rights for the island of Ireland as a mechanism for the enhancement of human rights protection. The thesis focuses on key factors which are critical to the effectiveness of a Bill/Charter of Rights and which might influence the development and adoption of a Charter. The thesis argues that human rights must be disaggregated from the constitutional status of Northern Ireland battleground. The thesis concludes that a Charter of Rights commonly adopted in both jurisdictions and which includes strong enforcement mechanisms, has the potential to enhance rights protection and to inject a new momentum and renewed optimism into rights protection island-wide." Dr Anne Smith

The TJI/NI Human Rights Commission Dissertation Prize is awarded annually by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for the highest LLM dissertation mark.

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