Foetal Life, Natural Death, and the 8th Amendment

This morning three members of the High Court are hearing an application from the parents of a woman in her mid-20s who, following a brain trauma, lies clinically dead in a midlands hospital and whose doctors have declined to turn off life support as she is pregnant. For these doctors (and, it now emerges, two(…)

Conference on Older Persons and the Law at NUI Galway

The Mental Health Rights Group and the LL.M in International and Comparative Disability Law at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, School of Law, NUI Galway in conjunction with the Employment Law Association will hold a one day conference entitled ‘Law and the Older Person’ on Saturday 24th of January 2015 in Galway. The conference(…)

Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice

A call for papers has been issued for the International Criminal Justice Stream at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference which takes place at the University of Warwick from 31 March- 2 April 2015. Submissions are invited on all areas of substantive international criminal justice, whether on theory, policy or practice. Empirical work would also(…)

The UN Migrant Workers Convention: How the EU Can Show that Migrants Matter

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, and the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Migrant Workers Convention, we are delighted to welcome this guest post by Áine Travers and Emer Groarke, members of Migrants Matter, an international advocacy campaign that is calling on EU Member States to ratify the UN Migrant Workers(…)

2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

Caroline Sweeney is a PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 15-19 June 2015. The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at(…)

After the 8th. #repealthe8th

#AbortionPillTrain Film from Whackala on Vimeo. Tomorrow, Clare Daly’s Bill to Repeal the Eighth Amendment will be debated in the Dail. A rally to support the Bill will begin outside the Dail at 7pm. Daly’s Bill is interesting because it proposes replacing the 8th Amendment with a new provision which would provide explicit protection for(…)

Call for Applications: FLAC Public Interest Law Fellowship

Call for Applications: FLAC Public Interest Law Fellowship

The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship in Public Interest Law. This is a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on critical social justice issues and developing skills in public interest law practice. Run in conjunction with the(…)

Today in Irish Legal History: De Burca and Anderson v AG

On December 12, 1975 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in De Burca and Anderson v. AG, and found the Juries Act, 1927 unconstitutional. Kevin O’Higgins’ Act had excluded women from jury service, in order to shield them from matters which ‘one would not like to discuss with the feminine members of one’s own family‘.  Anderson and De(…)

Irish Community Development Law Journal: Focus on Social Welfare Law & Rights

Irish Community Development Law Journal: Focus on Social Welfare Law & Rights

On International Human Rights Day 2014, Community Law and Mediation has published volume 3(2) of the Irish Community Development Law Journal. This edition has a special focus on social welfare rights. Contributors to this edition include: Mary Murphy, Ireland’s Lone Parents: Social Welfare and Recession Liam Thornton, The Rights of Others: Asylum Seekers and Direct(…)

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