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TDJ: «Vulnerable Subjects of Law and Sustainable Development – Re-thinking the Normative, Legal and Policy Dimensions of Social Protection Systems»

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Róisin Claire Hennessy (Marie Curie Co-Fund CONEX Fellow, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) will participate in the 78th session of the TDJ workshop to present and debate his latest book: "Vulnerable Subjects of Law and Sustainable Development – Re-thinking the Normative, Legal and Policy Dimensions of Social Protection Systems".

Dr. Róisín Hennessy holds a Doctor of Law (2016) from McGill University, Montreal Canada, where she was awarded the O’Brien Scholarship, working within the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. At McGill, she completed her doctoral thesis titled꞉ Economic Exploitation and Child Labour: Towards a Structural Approach to International Labour Law and Human Rights. She holds the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation (2003), as well as a Master and Bachelor of Law from University College Cork, Ireland. In the academic context, she has taught a range of courses, including in the areas of migration law and human rights law. Her professional experience involves over 12 years as a senior policy and research expert with Ireland’s National Human Rights and Equality Commission, and, more recently, Ireland’s Department of Justice and Equality. In that context, she has authored a large range of policy advises, reports and submissions which have been submitted to UN Bodies, the Council of Europe, EU mechanisms, the national government and the national parliament on questions of human rights and equality. She has also worked in Guatemala in an NGO supporting survivors of domestic violence, and on several rule of law capacity building projects in Ethiopia, funded by Irish Aid.  Her research interests are in the areas of international labour law and human rights law, social rights, social protection and social welfare systems, vulnerable populations and sustainable development, and feminist and critical legal theory and philosophy. 

Key data

Date: On Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Hour: 12:00 h (Madrid)
Venue: room 18.0.A03. Campus de Getafe (UC3M)
Face-to-face: Free attendance upon registration and until the full capacity is reached (enlace)


Workshop supported by the research projects: "Construcción de derechos emergentes. Debates para la fundamentación de nuevos parámetros de constitucionalidad" [ref. PID2019-106904RB-I00 / AEI / 10.13039/501100011033] (financiados por la Agencia Estatal de Investigación); "Teorías de la Justicia y Derecho global de los derechos humanos [JUSGLOBAL]" (financiado por la Agencia Estatal de Investigación: PID2019-107172RB-I00 / AEI / 10.13039/501100011033).

About the Law & Justice Workshop (TDJ)

The TDJ is a space for discussion on issues of legal and political philosophy where young researchers participate with the aim of sharing their doctoral and postdoctoral research and getting used to the interaction of academic activity.

The invitation to submit works is not limited to members of the community of the University Carlos III of Madrid, but extends to any researcher, regardless of where they came from. Anyone interested in participating and receiving information about the TDJ can join the distribution list by sending an email to

Prior to the session, a paper for discussion will be distributed to attendees.

Organized by David García and Digno Montalván.