Children & Families

A Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality at NUI Galway

The School of Law at NUI Galway, in association with the French embassy in Ireland, will host a Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality on April 25th. The keynote speaker is Erwann Binet, deputy of the French National Assembly. Deputy Binet was the rapporteur for the French “pour tous” (marriage equality) bill in 2013 and will speak on(…)

#directprovision14: Direct Provision and Durable Solutions for Separated Children

#directprovision14: Direct Provision and Durable Solutions for Separated Children

Samantha Arnold is the Children’s and Young Person’s Officer in the Irish Refugee Council Separated children seeking asylum, or children from a third country who arrive in another country not accompanied by parents or habitual carers, are cared for in Ireland by the Child and Family Agency (CFA) (formerly the Health Service Executive).  The legislative(…)

#directprovision14: Has direct provision met its nemesis?

#directprovision14: Has direct provision met its nemesis?

Ciara Smyth is a Lecturer in Law, NUI Galway How ironic it would be if one asylum-control tool, the Dublin Regulation, served to undermine another asylum-control tool, the Irish system of direct provision, at least for children.  And yet a recent Dublin Regulation case before the Northern Ireland High Court may well presage just such(…)

#directprovision14: The Impact of Direct Provision on Children and Young People

#directprovision14: The Impact of Direct Provision on Children and Young People

Saoirse Brady is the Research and Projects Manager in the Children’s Rights Alliance Each year, the Children’s Rights Alliance publishes a Report Card and grades the Government on its commitments to children. In Report Card 2014, we awarded the Government an ‘F’ grade for its unacceptable performance in relation to migrant children as very little(…)

#directprovision14: Political Action on Direct Provision

#directprovision14:  Political Action on Direct Provision

Jillian van Turnhout is Leader of the Independent Group of Senators (Taoiseach’s Nominees) and a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, who continues to prioritise the rights, welfare and protection of children. Since my nomination to the Seanad by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD three years ago, direct provision has emerged(…)

Women’s Refuges and the Obligation to Protect Women from Violence

This morning when I logged into Facebook I saw a post from Women’s Aid Dundalk announcing that the refuge there is to close. The full announcement reads as follows: It is with regret that we inform you that Women’s Aid Dundalk Refuge will close on the 27th of June 2014. We have been in negotiations(…)

University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre: Summer School on the Rights of the Child

University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre: Summer School on the Rights of the Child

The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child will run from 23 to 27 June 2014. The objective of this exciting programme is to consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current legal, political and societal attention, both internationally and comparatively. These include violence(…)

TCD Event: Enforcement of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

TCD Event: Enforcement of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

On Friday 09 May 2014, Prof Gerry Whyte is organising a conference on the enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights. This will take place in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. This follows the recent recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to extend constitutional protection for ESC rights. The conference will discuss how(…)

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