This note is based on MacMenamin J.’s decision, available here. SCOIRL have a succinct post on the outcome in this case. A decision was also given by McKechnie J, and is not yet available. However, I understand that McKechnie J. came to the same conclusion, albeit for different reasons. With thanks to Patricia Brazil for(…)
The Socio-Legal Research Centre, within the School of Law and Government at DCU, in association with the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association and the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development, is pleased to announce that Mr. Kris Gledhill, University of Auckland, will be the keynote speaker at the “Mental Health and Criminal Law” seminar(…)
Book Launch 12th December 2014: Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response
A new book entitled ‘Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response’ published by Routlegde will be launched on the 12th of December 2014. The book edited by Prof Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway), Dr Aisling de Paor (Dublin City University) and Prof Peter Blanck (Syracuse University) will be launched by Marian(…)
The closing date for applications to the symphysiotomy redress scheme is this Friday. Assessment has already begun, some redress offers – a very small fraction of the total projected value of the scheme – have already been made and a very small number of those have been accepted. I have written before about the core(…)
The Right To Love: Over And Under-Criminalisation In The Sexual Autonomy Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities.
We are pleased to welcome this post from Alan Cusack, PhD student at the School of Law, UCC. To mark International Day of Persons With Disabilities, award-winning Galway production company Blue Teapot will stage a special performance of Sanctuary, written by Christian O’Reilly, this coming Wednesday night in the Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. The play(…)
We are delighted to welcome back Ntina Tzouvala who is Deputy Co-Convener of Law and Global Justice and a PhD candidate at Durham Law School. She is currently researching on history and theory of public international law. You can follow her on Twitter @ntinatzouvala Around a month ago the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled ‘The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic’(…)
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(…)