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 issues, as well(…)
Guest post: Ceartas complaint to International Association of Prosecutors regarding Bahraini Attorney General.
This guest post is by Fergal Mawe. Fergal is a qualified solicitor and Co-director of Ceartas, Irish Lawyers for Human Rights. He works in the Legal Industrial Relations and Equality section of the Irish National Teachers Organisation having previously been in the areas of child trafficking and private practice. In April 2013 Ceartas filed a(…)
Direct provision is front page news in Ireland today. Carl O’Brien has a number of pieces (here, here, here and here) in today’s Irish Times on inspection reports that have found that asylum seekers live in dismal conditions in direct provision centres. This of course will be of no surprise to the Department of Justice (and Equality……)(…)
We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Peter Dunne. Peter is a 2013 Arthur C. Helton Fellow of the American Society of International Law. He has previously worked as a Harvard Kaufman Fellow at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and an Equal Justice America Fellow with the Gay and Lesbian(…)
These are my speaking notes from the #ECHR60 conference held at the Law Society in London on 3 September and organised by the British Institute for Human Rights to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ECHR coming into effect. As the ECHR turns 60 it is an opportune time for us to reflect on the(…)
Amongst the most challenging questions for human rights advocates in drafting litigation and advocacy strategies is assessing the potential of the United Nations human rights treaty bodies.
We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Angelina Cox from the Rosie Hackett Bridge Campaign. There will be a public meeting on the life and times of Rosie on the 20th Aug in Liberty Hall. The bridges arching over the sleepy river Liffey project the memories of cherished historical and cultural figures; the Butt Bridge,(…)
The political battle over the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act has given way to further dispute about the precise extent of the obligation it imposes on hospitals. An earlier draft of the Bill prohibited hospitals from refusing to perform legal abortions, although allowing conscientious objection for individual staff. While the individual right of objection(…)
Later today (Monday, 29 July 2013), a legal challenge is expected to be brought before the High Court challenging the system of direct provision in Ireland. The challenge is been brought by six applicants who are residing in the direct provision system in the application of N.M and others v Minister for Justice and Equality,(…)
The Edward Snowden Affair tells us much about how the role of intelligence agencies, and legal oversight of their activities, has changed in the 21st century. Some, like Professor Douwe Korff, writing in The Guardian, maintain that the ECHR will provide a legal solution to the questionable activities highlighted by Snowden; ‘under the ECHR the UK has(…)