[CEUD-ICT] FW: CDLP News - Fundamental Rights Agency Appointment

Gerry Ellis gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
Thu Jun 13 15:11:19 IST 2013

Hi, all,


This is fantastic news. We could not wish for anyone better than prof. Quinn
to promote our inclusion.




Take care,


Gerry Ellis


If you don't know where you're going,

How will you know when you get there?


From: Mary B McQuinn [mailto:mary.mcquinn at nuigalway.ie] 
Sent: 11 June 2013 09:32
To: Centre for Disability Law and Policy
Subject: CDLP News - Fundamental Rights Agency Appointment


With apologies for cross-posting

Fundamental Rights Agency appoint Quinn to Scientific Board
We are pleased to share the news that Gerard Quinn, Professor at the School
of Law at NUI Galway and Director of its Centre for Disability Law and
Policy, has been appointed to the 'scientific committee' of the EU
Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) which is headquartered in Vienna. The EU FRA
is one of the specialized agencies of the EU which was set up in 2007 to
provide expert advice to the EU and its Member States to ensure that the
fundamental rights of people living in the EU are respected.  It helps to
inform EU law and policy and to ensure that its power is properly harnessed
to respect fundamental rights.

The 'scientific committee' oversees the quality of the research of the FRA
across a broad range of topics (e.g., racism, the rights of older people,
privacy, the quality of the democratic process, etc.). This June Professor
Quinn joins eleven other widely renowned experts from across Europe for a
five year term. Quinn says "Europe is at a historic turning point away from
failed economic and social models. It has a chance to reinvent itself as a
force for good in its own citizens' lives and around the world. This turn is
by no means assured. But bodies like the EU FRA are at the fore of helping
to redefine the EU of thefuture. That's why I am involved."  

The Head of the School of Law at NUI Galway, Professor Donncha O'Connell,
says "I would like to warmly congratulate Professor Quinn on this
prestigious international appointment. It speaks directly to his impressive
track record as an engaged scholar animated by impact in the domain of
public policy, something to which the School of Law at NUI Galway is deeply

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