Founded in August 2009, Human Rights in Ireland is a group academic blog with a focus on human rights issues in Ireland and on Irish scholarship about human rights theory, practice, law and politics more generally. The primary intention behind this blog is to provide an online arena for discussing issues arising in Ireland in relation to human rights. In addition to this, we cover Irish scholarship on human rights, and international and comparative developments.

The  blog’s authors are academics, mostly lawyers, who are working either in Ireland or abroad and whose work relates broadly to human rights. Through guest contributors we attempt to involve graduate students, advocates, people working in NGOs and academics in the discussion on the blog in order to create a space of effective engagement. Comments are open on the blog but your first comment will require moderation so please excuse any slight delay that may occur.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this blog and that you will get involved through your comments. We welcome guest contributions. If you would like to contribute to the blog please email any author (see link to the Authors page above).

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