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Tanya Ní Mhuirthile appointed to Gender Recognition Act Review Group

Tanya Ní Mhuirthile appointed to Gender Recognition Act Review Group

Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Ní Mhurthile, DCU School of Law & Government, who has been appointed by Minister Regina Doherty TD to the Gender Recognition Act Review Group.

Introduced in 2015, the Gender Recognition Act enables people who may wish to do so to change the gender as which they are legally recognised. It included a stipulation that its operation be reviewed two years after it commenced to cover issues such as gender recognition for children younger than 17 years of age; arrangements for 16 and 17 year olds; and the position of non-binary and intersex persons.

The Minister appointed Moninne Griffith as Chairperson of the group and three members – Sara Phillips, Seamus Byrne and Tanya Ní Mhuirthile. The full membership of the group will be finalised in the coming days. It will include representatives of key stakeholder groups, Government Departments (Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Children and Youth Affairs, Education and Skills, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Health and Justice and Equality). The group will commence its work later this month and it is intended that the review will be completed by end May 2018.

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile joined the DCU School of Law and Government in September 2015 and teaches undergraduate modules in the areas of Equity, Trusts, Irish Legal System and Body Politics. Tanya’s research interrogates the interaction between the body and law and draws on human rights law, medical law, law and gender theory and feminist jurisprudence. Tanya is a legal consultant to both Transgender Equality Network Ireland and IntersexUK.

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7th November, 2017