The National University of Ireland, Galway will house the archives of Kevin Boyle, legal and human rights academic, barrister and activist in its James Hardiman Library.
The archive contains a wealth of material and unique insights into the field of human rights, legal research and scholarship.
John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway, explains the significance of the Boyle archive: “The sheer breadth of subject matter, as well as the vast amounts of personal correspondence, allow for new insights and understandings of Kevin Boyle’s contributions to the discipline of human rights and the practice of law. It is an honour for the Library to be entrusted with this archive, one which illustrates the far reaching effect Kevin Boyle’s work had on individual people’s lives. Now and into the future, the archive will serve as a valuable resource to researchers in the field.”