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Ivana Bacik has been Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Law School since 1996, and was a made a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2005. She has an LL.B. from TCD and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics. She practises as a barrister, and teaches courses in Criminal law; Criminology and Penology; and Feminist Theory and Law at Trinity. Her research interests include criminal law and criminology, constitutional law, feminist theories and law, human rights and equality issues in law. She is known in particular for her pro-choice campaigning since the 1990's, and has adopted a liberal stance on practically all social issues that she addressed. Penology (from the Latin poena, punishment) comprises penitentiary science: that concerned with the processes devised and adopted for the punishment, repression, and prevention of crime, and the treatment of prisoners. ... The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... // Trinity College Dublin Law School Trinity College Law School is the oldest established Law School in Ireland. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ...

Bacik regularly appears in the Irish media RTE television and radio current affairs programmes. She also writes articles in the Irish Times and Irish Independent concerning social policy, family planning, reproductive rights, or criminal law issues. She has appeared on public demonstrations and protests[1]. Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ; English: Radio and Television of Ireland) is the national state broadcaster of Ireland. ... The Irish Times is Irelands newspaper of record, launched in the late 1850s. ... The Irish Independent is Irelands best-selling daily newspaper. ...

Her family name is of Czech origin. Her grandfather, Karel Bacik, was in the Czech resistance and was imprisoned by the Nazis. After the war, he moved to Ireland with his young family, fleeing Stalin's takeover ofhis home country, eventually settling in Waterford. He brought much needed industrial skills to his new city, was involved in the establishment of Waterford Crystal in 1947, at a time when industrial employment in Waterford was in short supply. Iosif (usually anglicized as Joseph) Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), original name Ioseb Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ჯუღაშვი&#4314... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Years Eve Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc. ...

As President of TCD Students' Union (TCDSU)(1989-90), she was taken to court by the anti-abortion pressure group, The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC), for providing information on abortion. SPUC were successful in the court case.

Her term as President ended prematurely when she resigned in 1990 after it was discovered that she had broken a mandate received from the Union membership. Bacik secretly broke the mandate given to her to voting for candidates at a Union of Students in Ireland conference. Despite 13 TCD representatives being mandated to vote for one candidate, Mr Martin Whelan, a former TCDSU present, it transpired that candidate received only 12 votes, Bacik's vote instead being given to the feminist former UCD SU officer, Karen Quinlivan. A major controversy erupted in the Students' Union and an investigation started leading to Bacik's resignation. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) The... The Union of Students in Ireland (in Irish Aontas na Mac Léinn in Éirinn) is the national representative body for third-level student unions in Ireland. ...

Her career as a national politician commenced when she stood as a candidate for the Labour Party for the 2004 election to the European Parliament in the Dublin constituency. She had to deal with an established candidate Proinsias De Rossa, who was also her party president, sitting on the same ticket, and getting unofficial preferential support from the organization. It seemed a long shot that she would make it, though she did manage to poll respectably. Despite this setback, Bacik remains a prominent member of the Irish Labour Party, representing the party on numerous occasions in public debates and in the media. The Labour Party (Irish: Páirtí an Lucht Oibre) is a social democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Alejo Vidal-Quadras Gérard Onesta Edward McMillan-Scott Mario Mauro Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez Luigi Cocilovo Mechtild Rothe Luisa Morgantini Pierre Moscovici Manuel António... The Spire at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Image:Derossa. ...

In September 2006, Bacik was one of the 61 Irish academic signatories of a letter published in the Irish Times calling for an academic boycott of the state of Israel[2]. The Irish Times is Irelands newspaper of record, launched in the late 1850s. ...

In 2006, Bacik acted as Junior Counsel in the unsuccessful Irish High Court case brought by Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan over non-recognition of their Same Sex Marriage by the Irish Revenue Commissioners[3]. High Court usually refers to the superior court of a country or state. ...

She did not stand as a candidate for the Labour Party in the Irish General Election of 2007.

In 2007, Bacik will contest the Seanad √Čireann elections for the third time in the Dublin University, as independent candidate. She previously contested that same election and constituency in 1997 and 2002, though never got elected. The Seanad Chamber The Seanad meets in the former picture gallery in Leinster House. ... Dublin University is a constituency in Ireland, which has been used to elect members of various legislative bodies including currently Seanad Éireann. ...


  1. ^ see http://www.indymedia.ie/article/4184?print_page=true
  2. ^ Irish academics call on EU to stop funding Israeli academic institutions. See: http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=1134
  3. ^ See http://www.revenue.ie

External links

  • Ivana Bacik's official website
  • Article on the history of Waterford Crystal

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Ivana Bacik has been Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Law School since 1993.
As President of TCD Students' Union (1989-90), she was taken to court by SPUC for providing information on abortion - in a case that paved the way for legal change in favour of women's rights.
Her grandfather Karel Bacik was in the Czech resistance and was imprisoned by the Nazis.
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