Ivana Bacik

Ivana Catherine Bacik ( 25 of maypole in 1968 (48 years) is unn political and academic Irish . It has been Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) Law School since 1996 and was made a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2005. he was elected senator for the constituency of Dublin University to Seanad Éireann in July 2007. 2

He holds a Bachelor of Laws by TCD and an M. in Laws from the School of Economics and Political Science in London . He practices as a barrister , 3 and teaches courses in criminal law; Criminology and Penology; Feminist Theory and Law in the Trinity. Her research interests include criminal law and criminology, constitutional law, feminist and law theories, human rights and issues of equality in law. He is known in particular for his proderecho campaign to decide since the 1980s , and his high profile media. 4


His family comes from Czech origins . His paternal grandfather , Karel Bacik , owner of a Czech factory, moved to Ireland with his young family when the communists began to take over private companies. He finally settled in Waterford ; And in 1947 he participated in the creation of Waterford Crystal . On the side of his mother’s family are the Murphys County Clare . 5 6 7

In September 2006, Bacik was one of 61 Irish academic signatories to a letter published in The Irish Times calling for an academic boycott of the State of Israel . 8 In January 2009, he stated that he wants Ireland to break diplomatic relations with Israel 9 and in February 2009 called for a general boycott of Israeli products. 10

In May 2010, she did not get the Labor nomination as a candidate for the Dáil in Dublin Southeast. eleven

In December 2010, she was added on the ballot as second candidate alongside Labor Party leader Eamon Gilmore in the Dún Laoghaire constituency in the 2011 general elections. Gilmore led the survey, Bacik receiving 10.1% of the votes of first preference but was not elected. 12 He was re – elected to Seanad Éireann in the subsequent election, after which he became vice president of the Seanad. 13 She supported the Foreign Minister’s decision to abstain from voting in the UN in Gaza even though she described herself as pro-Palestinian.


  1. Back to top↑ «Ivana Bacik» . ElectionsIreland.org . Accessed June 21, 2009 .
  2. Back to top↑ «Ms. Ivana Bacik . ” Oireachtas Members Database . Accessed June 21, 2009 .
  3. Back to top↑ «Bacik should beware the German Oger» . Irish Independent . 27 May 2004.
  4. Back to top↑ Collins, Liam (April 4, 2004). “Ivana Bacik, the media supergirl .” Sunday Independent .
  5. Back to top↑ “You have back-to-work Dati in September a bad example for women?” . Irish Independent . January 13, 2009.
  6. Back to top↑ «Freedom, equality, Liberties» . Sunday Tribune . 16 May 2004.
  7. Back to top↑ «Library Ireland Week 2009: Libraries for Life» . Library Ireland Week . February 20, 2008.
  8. Back to top↑ «Irish academics call on EU to stop funding Israeli academic institutions» . Scholars for Peace in the Middle East . 16 September 2006.
  9. Back to top↑ “The puzzle of Obama’s pro-abortionism” . Mary Kenny . January 15, 2009.
  10. Back to top↑ “Aftermath of Gaza offensive” . The Irish Times . February 2, 2009.
  11. Back to top↑ Quinn and Humphreys to run for Labor . The Irish Times . May 26, 2010.
  12. Back to top↑ «Ivana Bacik to run for Labor in Dun Laoghaire» . RTÉ News . 10 December 2010.
  13. Back to top↑ «Election of Cathaoirleach; Wednesday, 25 May 2011 » . Seanad Éireann Debate, v. 208, no. 1 . Retrieved on May 26, 2011 .