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Mr Gerard Conway

Mr Gerard Conway
Senior Lecturer & Professional Liaison Tutor

Research area(s)

  • European constitutional law (European Union and comparative), especially the role and legal reasoning of the European Court of Justice
  • European criminal law
  • Legal theory
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law
  • European Union law
  • Evidence
  • Human rights
  • Public international law
  • Public law

Research Interests

The role and legal reasoning of the European Court of Justice

Legal reasoning of international courts

The relationship between the European Union and the Council of Europe

Governance of migration in Europe

Comparative criminal law and justice, especially the role of prosecutors

Research grants and projects


Training of public servants in Europe
Funder: Observatory on Local Autonomy (OLA)
Duration: November 2016 - June 2017

Questionnaire on the initial training of public servants in Europe, for which I contributed the report on the Republic of Ireland.

Visiting research grant at the iCourts centre of the University of Copenhagen
Funder: Danish National Research Foundation
Duration: August 2015 - September 2015
An analysis of the future of mutu al recognition in criminal matters in the European Union
Funder: Universite Libre De Bruxelles
Duration: January 2008 - November 2008

I contributed the Irish section to an EU-wide study on the application of mutual recogniton in EU criminal justice. The final overall report wass presented to the European Commission, including in a meeting in the Commission, as well as leading to a follow-up academic analysis in a book published in 2009 by Bruylant.