Legal observers (and other volunteers) needed for the March for Choice.

The March for Choice will see pro-choice activists, organisations and individuals from around the country come together in their thousands in Dublin on Saturday 27th September. The organisers need people to help out in the lead up to the march, and on the day itself. A range of volunteer positions are available, but our readers (…)

Call for Show of Solidarity – Survivors of Symphysiotomy – September 11th

Survivors of Symphysiotomy are holding a demonstration outside Government Buildings on Thursday September 11th from 11-12.30. Many members of Survivors of Symphysiotomy are going, but many others are in poor health, and cannot attend.  If you can go along, even for a short while, please do. Women are asked to carry a brightly coloured high(…)

Two Funded Doctoral Scholarships Offered by the School of Law at NUI Galway: Human Rights and Constitutional Law

The School of Law at NUI Galway is currently accepting applications for two Doctoral Scholarships. Applications are sought from students who intend to pursue doctoral-level research on topics related to either: (a) European Human Rights, and/or (b) Constitutional Law Applications are particularly encouraged from but not confined to those interested in any of the following(…)

Win Lin v Governor of Cloverhill Prison.

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Wendy Lyon, who is a trainee solicitor with KOD Lyons, a human rights and criminal law firm. The recent High Court case of Win Lin v Governor of Cloverhill Prison ([2014] IEHC 214) allowed a brief light to shine on the issue of trafficking for forced labour(…)

DCU School of Law and Government Inaugural Conference: “Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution.”

Dublin City University School of Law and Government will be holding its Inaugural Conference on “Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution” this Thursday September 4th from 9am. The conference brings together members of the judiciary, lawyers, academics and postgraduate students who will be delivering papers on themes such as socio economic rights, democracy and judicial(…)

Presumption of Guilt: Islamic State and UK Criminal Law

Today the UK terrorism threat level has once again been raised to severe, as a result of ‘developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the west’. Within hours of the increased threat being announced, David Cameron was on hand (in Downing Street, not in Cornwall) to  ominously declare a “greater(…)

Time for Our Referendum

The following is the text of a letter written by a number of regular HRinI contributors and signed by over 100 academics, which was published in the Irish Times today (full list of signators only available online). Here we have added a number of additional signatures received after the letter went to press. Others who wish(…)

Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?

This piece is partially cross-posted from Critical Legal Thinking. Those not familiar with the facts of the case as reported by Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland can find a full account of those, and of the basic law behind this case there. In a sense I cannot add to, or improve upon, William Wall’s elegant reflection on(…)

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