Civil Liberties

Public Interest Law Alliance: Driving the law into activism and activism into law

Public Interest Law Alliance: Driving the law into activism and activism into law

Eithne Lynch is a solicitor who qualified with Matheson before leaving to work on a number of ‘access to justice’ projects in sub Saharan Africa. Eithne now works with the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) as their Legal Officer. PILA is a project of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), an independent human rights organisation dedicated(…)

UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

On Wednesday, April 23 2014, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a seminar with Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio on The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes! The seminar will take place in the Harty Boardroom in the School of Law from 1pm to 2pm. Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit(…)

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(…)

Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue?

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy(…)

CJEU Strikes Down Data Retention Directive

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down the EU’s Data Retention Directive as a disproportionate interference with fundamental rights (full judgment). The Directive required European telecommunications companies to retain so-called ‘metadata’ for a minimum of 6 and maximum of 24 months (with exact retention periods determined by national legislation). The state(…)

Garda Taping of Telephone Calls: A Worst-Case Scenario Consideration

It has come to light in the course of recent days that there has been a practice in a “large number” of garda (police) stations allowing for the recording of telephone calls, both incoming to and outgoing from the station. Information is emerging in a piecemeal fashion but it seems that this may have been(…)

What would a police authority/board do?

In the midst of the ongoing row about the withdrawal of comments, it is being reported today that the Cabinet may discuss the idea of a police board or authority at their meeting tomorrow. This idea is not a new one. Fine Gael and Labour made such a suggestion in 2006, as did the ICCL.(…)

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law at NUI Galway is pleased to announce the details of its summer schools for 2014

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014 16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days.(…)

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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