The Accountability of the Criminal Justice System

Last summer the Government announced that a review panel of barristers was being tasked with reviewing over 200 cases in which Garda misconduct or failures in Garda investigation were being alleged. Recently, the Minister confirmed that the number of cases being reviewed has now risen to 305. Seven barristers (two senior counsel, five junior counsel)(…)

Legislating for Surrogacy.

We are please to welcome this guest post from Lydia Bracken, PhD Candidate and Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork. The urgent need to introduce legislation to govern the precarious position of stakeholders in the surrogacy process formed a common thread amongst the seven judgments handed(…)

Book Launch 11 December 2014: Ireland and the ECHR 60 Years and Beyond

Book Launch 11 December 2014: Ireland and the ECHR 60 Years and Beyond

On December 11 2014, the new edited collection Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2014) will be launched by The Hon. Ms. Justice Ann Power-Forde in UCD School of Law. Date: 11 December 2014 Time: 6.30 p.m. Location: The Atrium, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4 RSVP: Please(…)

We Won’t Back Down

We welcome this post from Communities Against Water Charges On Monday the 24 November 2014 we expect four of our friends and neighbors to be committed to prison for exercising their right to peaceful protest. They are to be punished for failing to abide by a High Court injunction granted to GMC Sierra which requires them(…)

Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy. Mairead is the founder of Future Voices and she is also an Ashoka Fellow.  Are you interested in making a difference? Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you relate well with young people from diverse backgrounds? If the answer is YES, maybe(…)

Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Geraldine Murphy, Legal & Social Welfare Intern at the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). The parallel report on Ireland’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Our Voices, Our Rights is available to download here. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the International(…)

Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

This post summarises some of the main grounds of challenge to the direct provision system in the case and the findings of Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh only. I hope to be able to do an analysis of this decision in the coming weeks. This is a longer post than usual, and for ease of(…)

Anti-vaccination movements, children’s’ rights and private power

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’(…)

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