Ireland’s progress in implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is due to be examined by the Human Rights Committee next Monday. Many civil society organizations have provided information to the Human Rights Committee on the reality of civil and political rights protections in Ireland – including Amnesty, ICCL, IPRT, Survivors of(…)
Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The 26th of June has been International Day in Support of Victims of Torture since declared so by the UN General Assembly in 1997 by resolution 52/149. The rationale for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is to promote the total abolition of(…)
Today Senator Katherine Zappone published a Private Members Bill which aims to reform the law on consent to sex as it affects people with disabilities – particularly section 5 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993, which I have written about here previously.
On Friday, 13th June 2014 from 10am to 5pm, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a conference Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland. Organised jointly between UCD School of Law, the Public Interest Law Alliance, University of Ulster Law Clinic and the Irish Clinical Legal Education Association, the full programme with an(…)
The recently published Report into the death of Gary Douch examined the circumstances behind his death in Mountjoy prison in 2006. The 4 volumes of the Report are available here. Gary Douch was killed by a Stephen Egan, a prisoner who was identified as being “troublesome and disruptive” and was well known throughout the Irish(…)
Engage & Contribute, FLAC leading Shadow Report on Ireland’s Legal Obligations: Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
Cross-posted from the Public Interest Law Alliance Bulletin Ireland signed and ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in 1989 and is due to be examined by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights in 2015. In light of this examination, FLAC is coordinating a Shadow Report to update and inform(…)
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(…)
What do you call a system that is wrong seven times out of ten? This is a question in need of urgent response following the emergence of a breakdown of invalidity pension appeals last week.
This is a co-authored post. Aoife Nolan is a Professor of International Human Rights Law in the University of Nottingham. David Fennelly is an Assistant Professor, School of Law, TCD. Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in UCD School of Law. On Saturday and Sunday, 22nd-23rd February, the Constitutional Convention will discuss the issues(…)
This post is inspired by the excellent RTE 1 documentary ‘Somebody to Love’ which aired last night and provided a sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of disability, relationships and sexuality. If you haven’t already watched the programme you can catch it on the RTE player here. At several points during the programme the participants mentioned the(…)