“In Northern Ireland”, Peter Hain opined in his autobiography Outside In (pictured left), there is “always a crisis around the corner” (p.323). There is more of a feel of truth than truism to the statement, especially as the on-the-runs scandal dominated recent headlines (before being eclipsed by developments in the Crimea). I’d be surprised if a(…)
It’s International Women’s Day. IWD is an occasion for reflecting on the history of the women’s movement, and on progress made. On International Women’s Day, 1977, Irishwomen United marched to protest against the banning of the feminist magazine Spare Rib. Marie McMahon was arrested for illegal postering, advertising the march. She was questioned under the Emergency Powers Act,(…)
Yesterday the Supreme Court quashed Raymond Gormley’s conviction for attempted rape, due to the absence of legal advice prior to Garda questioning of him. The critical issue before the Supreme Court in People (DPP) v Gormley and People (DPP) v White was whether an arrested person is entitled to legal advice prior to the commencement of(…)
On Thursday 27th March 2014 from 5.30-7.15 p.m. , UCD School of Law hosts the John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture. This year, the John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture is to be delivered by Mr Justice Albie Sachs. Mr Justice Sachs will speak on Justice, Memory and Art. Mr Justice Sachs is a human rights activist and(…)
A recently issued own initiative report by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament serves to highlight the significant accountability deficits which mark the Troika conditionality process.
Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) cordially invite you to the 2014 PILA Conference . The conference’s keynote speech will be delivered by former South African Constitutional Court Judge, Albie Sachs. Justice Sachs is one of the foremost civil libertarians of our time and a pioneer in the constitutional recognition of human rights, with a unique perspective and remarkable spirit. A plenary(…)
The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th June, 2014 and is putting out a call for papers. The conference is specifically aimed at those who are undertaking doctoral research in the(…)
Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Colin Lenihan. Colin is a trainee solicitor for KOD Lyons Solicitors a leading human rights & public interest law firm, who represent asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. Earlier this week a client of KOD Lyons, who is awaiting an appeal to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, arrived(…)
On February 28 2014, UCD Human Rights Network hosted a seminar, Direct Provision: A Challenge to Law, A Challenge to Rights. Senator Jillian van Turnhout discussed, amongst other things, political engagement with the direct provision system. Kirsty Linkin, Law Centre (NI) discussed the impact of the Northern Ireland case, ALJ v Secretary of State for the(…)
What do you call a system that is wrong seven times out of ten? This is a question in need of urgent response following the emergence of a breakdown of invalidity pension appeals last week.