Human Rights and Social Movements: the Right2Water case

Human Rights and Social Movements: the Right2Water case

On May Day the Irish trade unions involved in the Right2Water campaign released a document entitled Policy Principles for a Progressive Irish Government. In my view, the document is of direct interest for the readers of this blog. This is both because of the sheer magnitude of the movement, but also because of the language(…)

The Embodied Subject: Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project

This report of the fourth workshop of the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project is by Sandra Duffy, an LL.M. student in International Human Rights Law & Public Policy at University College Cork. ‘The Embodied Subject’ The fourth workshop of the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project was held in Griffith College Dublin on the 13th and 14th of April 2015.(…)

O’Conaill on the ‘Logic’ of ‘No’ #marref

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Donnchadh O’Conaill (left). Donnchadh is a Lecturer in Metaphysics at the University of Leeds. In the autumn he will be moving to Helsinki to take up a postdoctoral position on The Epistemology of Metaphysics project. The referendum on same-sex marriage has thrown up a variety of arguments from(…)

ACJRD Criminal Justice Essay Competition 2015

The Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) has announced an essay competition to encourage written work on the subject of Criminal Justice. There is a prize of €200 for first place and a second prize of €50. Both winning essays will also be published on the ACJRD website. The competition is open to(…)

Roundup of Online Legal Commentary in favour of Marriage Equality. #marref

Good Morning. In case you missed any of it, here is some of the best recent expert legal commentary in favour of a ‘yes’ vote in Friday’s marriage equality referendum. Fergus Ryan on what the referendum is not about. Fiona de Londras on why marriage equality is a human rights issue. Ursula Kilkelly on why a vote(…)

Ashers Bakery Loses “Gay Cake” Discrimination Case

In the spring of 2014 efforts to enact same-sex marriage legislation in the Northern Ireland Assembly suffered another setback. Undeterred, QueerSpace, a support group for the LGBT community in Northern Ireland, celebrated its 16th anniversary with an event pushing for reform of the law. Gareth Lee, a volunteer at QueerSpace, ordered a cake for the(…)

Engagements, Unions and the Law: the ‘Re-boot of’ Collective Bargaining in Ireland

We are pleased to welcome this guest post by Professor Michael Doherty, Maynooth University. Whenever a suggestion is made to strengthen the collective bargaining rights of trade unions in the workplace, the cry that ‘the multinationals won’t wear it’ is never far behind. However, Ireland currently has the weakest legal protection for collective bargaining (the(…)

Children’s Rights and Marriage Equality

Children’s Rights and Marriage Equality

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post on the marriage equality referendum and children’s rights from Prof. Ursula Kilkelly. Ursula is Dean of UCC School of Law and an international expert in rights of the child. Debate on the proposed constitutional amendment introducing marriage equality into Irish law has been dominated by its potential(…)

Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights

  The first Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights will take place from 9–11 July 2015 in National University of Ireland, Galway.  Co-directed by Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator at the Hunt Museum, it will bring together arts practitioners with(…)

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