Gender Recognition Advisory Group

Diagnosis for Human Rights?

Human Rights in Ireland is pleased to welcome this guest post from Ben Power. Ben is the Board and Company Secretary for Transgender Equality Network Ireland. For more information on TENI’s work see www.teni.ie Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is Ireland’s national trans organisation. We seek to improve conditions and advance the human rights and equality of trans people(…)

Ni Mhuirthile on Depathologising Gender Identity

Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith College Dublin, a board member of Transgender Equality Ireland and legal consultant to IntersexUK. Human Rights in Ireland would like to thank Tanya for organising this blog carnival today, and to all the contributors for their contributions, exactly five years on from the delivery of(…)

Families Against Forced Divorce

Families Against Forced Divorce: To protect the privacy of our children and our spouses, we feel we are unable to publicly put our names to this article. In a country where divorce was illegal twenty years ago, is it about to be made compulsory for some?  Imagine being told that the State will not legally(…)

Ryan on Gender Recognition and Marriage

Dr Fergus Ryan is a lecturer in law at the Dublin Institute of Technology. When I first encountered Family Law as a discipline, the burning issue of the day was divorce.  Prior to 1995, divorce was constitutionally prohibited.  A prominent theme in the family law classes of the time was whether estranged married couples should(…)

5th Anniversary of decision in Foy v An tArd Chlaraitheoir (No 2) [2007] IEHC 470

Human Rights in Ireland is pleased to host a blog carnival reflecting on the 5th anniversary of the decision in Foy (No 2). This blog carnival is organised by Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile. Tanya is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith College Dublin, is on the board of Transgender Equality Network Ireland and is a legal(…)

Long Awaited Report of the Gender Recognition Advisory Group

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Tanya Ni Mhuirthile; post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork, and board member of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland. On Thursday, the report of the Gender Recognition Advisory Group (GRAG) was finally published. The GRAG was established last year to advise the Government(…)

Guest Post: Louise Hannon at the Equality Tribunal.

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Tanya ni Mhuirthile of the Faculty of Law, UCC. Tanya is a member of the Board of Directors of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland. The recent decision of the Equality Tribunal that discrimination on the basis of gender identity amounts to a breach of rights under(…)

Gender Recognition Case Update

It was confirmed yesterday that the Irish government has withdrawn its appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Court decision of McKechnie J in Foy v An t-Ard Chláraitheoir & Ors. In that case, the learned High Court judge held that the Irish state was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights(…)

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