Obama’s Immigration Reform: Lessons for Ireland?

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Thamil Ananthavinayagan, a PhD researcher at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway. This piece was originally posted at www.stand.ie. With his Executive Order on immigration policy, US President Barack Obama aims to offer temporary legal status to an estimated five million illegal immigrants, as well(…)

Public Lawyers, Public Values: Debating Government Lawyering in Ireland

Public Lawyers, Public Values: Debating Government Lawyering in Ireland

Recent debates regarding the availability of the Attorney General’s advice underline the need for Ireland to engage in a first principles discussion of the Government’s approach to lawyering and dispute resolution. The disastrous symphysiotomy redress scheme, the Garda taping scandal and our ongoing struggle to fix the basic content of the Constitution in our legislative debates show(…)

A Missed Opportunity? Business and Human Rights in Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy issues, as well(…)

Odious Debt Politics

Odious Debt Politics

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr John Reynolds. John is a lecturer in law in NUI Maynooth. In September 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the ‘establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes’. This is a global South initiative emanating from experiences of predatory exploitation(…)

Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons

Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons

Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer a platform for interaction that encourages greater scholarly and academic collaboration in the areas of social policy, law and community(…)

Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University  is delighted to announce its 8th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of: Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair  The Summer School will be held from 22-26 June 2015 at the Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University, located on the north(…)

Health, Gender-Based Violence and the Right to Reparations in Ireland.

I do not accept the Deputy’s comment that the Government is neither sympathetic nor decent in respect of the work it does here. As pointed out with regard to the Magdalen laundries, Priory Hall and many other sensitive serious issues the Government has been sympathetic and decent. Enda Kenny, May 2014. Redress is in the news again. The(…)

Mental Disorder and Punishment in Criminal Law – Seminar

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(…)

Protection against Cross-Examination by the Accused in Sexual Offence Trials – The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014

 We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Sarah Bryan O’Sullivan BCL, LLM (Criminal Justice). Sarah is an Irish Research Council Scholar and a PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin.  On the 27th of November 2014, the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald announced the publication of the heads of the much anticipated Criminal Law (Sexual(…)

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