of Ireland Maynooth
School of Law & Criminology | 2022/23
Dr. John Reynolds * Associate Professor of Law
Assignment 2 - Research essay: Choose one of the following titles:
(i) “Irish law has made major progress in addressing race and racism in society, but significant
challenges remain”. Discuss.
Discuss the issues of race and racism that arise for migrant and minority ethnic groups in
the context of the penal system in Ireland.
Discuss the issue of race and racism that arise in the context of policing and the criminal
justice system in Ireland.
Discuss the issues of race and racism that arise in the context of Travelle
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v) Discuss whether there is a need for new hate crime legislation for the purposes of tackling
acism in Ireland.
(vi) Discuss the issues of race and racism that arise in the context of citizenship, nationality and
elonging in Ireland.
(vii) “International law has made major progress in addressing race and racism globally, but
significant challenges remain”. Discuss.
Word count: maximum 2,500 words
Worth: 70% of overall mark
Deadline: Friday 6 January 2023, 6pm
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