“Social Movements & Political Alternatives to Neoliberalism”: Workshop at Maynooth University

“Social Movements & Political Alternatives to Neoliberalism”: Workshop at Maynooth University

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop organised by the Maynooth University Research Cluster on Social Justice, Participation & Human Rights, in association with the Network on Power, Politics & Society, the Department of Law and the Department of Geography:   “Social Movements & Political Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Lessons from Latin America for Irish(…)

CfP: 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 Articles should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.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(…)

The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum

The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum

There are some notable similarities between the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum of (almost) two decades ago, and I am not referring to the misleading ‘No’ posters that are again popping up in towns and cities throughout Ireland! In 1995, the Irish people were called on to vote in the Divorce Referendum(…)

Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?

Over the last few weeks, campaigning on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum has been taking place in earnest. While the ‘yes’ side entered the formal referendum campaign with a steady lead in the polls and has long been well organised, the ‘no’ side has emerged rapidly and, in some ways, chaotically, scoring successes along the way (for example,(…)

Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.

Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution reads: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.’  We typically think of this as(…)

Just and unjust wars: the Holy See, #R2P and a concern about genocide in the Middle East

Just and unjust wars: the Holy See, #R2P and a concern about genocide in the Middle East

Leonard Taylor is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, Ireland. His research topic is on Catholicism and international human rights.  You can contact him l.taylor3[at]nuigalway.ie The following post highlights current debate at the United Nations, particularly at the recent 28th Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation(…)

DPP v JC: Initial Observations on the Exclusionary Rule case

Where does one start to analyse six Supreme Court judgments (the Chief Justice concurred with the majority but did not issue a separate judgment), amounting to over 155,000 words, on a most fundamental rule of constitutional law and criminal procedure? This is not an easy task and what follows represents only an initial foray into(…)

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Template for Ireland or False Friend?

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Template for Ireland or False Friend?

This post originally appeared as a guest column in the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s daily epaper, Immigrant News.  Heralded by the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, as “an historic milestone” which brings the UK “closer to consigning slavery to the history books”, the UK Parliament adopted the Modern Slavery Act on 26 March. The Act brings(…)

Call for Papers: Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change

The Centre for Criminal Justice at the University of Limerick will hold a one-day conference, Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change on September 11th, 2015. Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (The Victims’ Rights Directive) must be implemented into the national laws of all EU Member(…)

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