#UNIRL Update 4: Minister Sherlock Addresses the Committee

#UNIRL Update 4: Minister Sherlock Addresses the Committee

You can access a very brief overview of just some of the organisations presenting before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from 10am to 11am here, here and here. These are my notes on Minister Sherlock’s engagement with CESCR and should be checked against delivery. It is not a transcript of Minister(…)

#UNIRL Update 3: Views from Civil Society- Ireland & ICESCR

#UNIRL Update 3: Views from Civil Society- Ireland & ICESCR

Apologies to any organisations that I have not been able to summarise their arguments.  Jane O’Sullivan, Community Law and Mediation noted the obligations upon Ireland under Article 9 ICESCR and right to social security violated in many respects. The quality of decision-making is a significant concern in terms of the respect and protection for social(…)

#UNIRL Update 2: Views from Civil Society-Ireland and ICESCR

#UNIRL Update 2: Views from Civil Society-Ireland and ICESCR

Noeline Blackwell, Director of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) has informed the Committee of the strength of civil society engagement with the Our Voices, Our Rights report. Our Voices, Our Rights has set down the key areas where civil society organisations have raised concerns on on Ireland’s non-compliance with the UN Covenant on Economic,(…)

#UNIRL Update 1: Ireland & ICESCR

#UNIRL Update 1: Ireland & ICESCR

Throughout the day, I will blog as much as I can on the engagement of NGOs and examination of State report before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Today, 08 June 2015, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan has informed the UN Committee on Economic, Social(…)

Ireland goes before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Ireland goes before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

On Monday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 9th 2015, Ireland will have its third periodic report under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), assessed by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. You can follow this examination on Twitter, using the hashtag #UNIRL.  What are economic, social and cultural rights?(…)

Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

The editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law welcome submissions for publication in the Yearbook. Articles should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. An annual, peer reviewed publication, the Irish Yearbook of International Law is committed to the publication of articles of general interest in international law as well as articles that have a particular connection(…)

Are There Limits to Absolute Privilege?

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh of Waterford Institute of Technology with this guest post on the role of the Defamation Act 2009 in discussions about media reporting of Dail privilege. Introduction The issue of parliamentary speech and protecting both the speech rights of members of the Oireachtas and the media are(…)

THE FUTURE OF REGISTERED PARTNERSHIPS IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

The Marriage Equality referendum took place on 22nd May and, after a resounding ‘yes’ vote, it appears that the forthcoming introduction of same-sex marriage will spell the end for civil partnership in Ireland. Head 3 of the General Scheme of the Marriage Bill 2015 proposes to repeal Part 7A of the Civil Registration Act 2004,(…)

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