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‘Brain Teasers’, Direct Provision & Family Life

‘Brain Teasers’, Direct Provision & Family Life

Yesterday, three families of asylum seekers were granted leave to challenge the system of direct provision in the High Court. In a blog post last week on direct provision, I noted how the Minister for Justice in some ways side stepped the child protection concerns raised by communal direct provision centres. Minister Shatter stated that(…)

Social Welfare Law and Asylum Seekers in Ireland: An Anatomy of Exclusion

Social Welfare Law and Asylum Seekers in Ireland: An Anatomy of Exclusion

As noted in July 2013 on this blog, there is currently a challenge to the direct provision system before the Irish courts. The applicants and the State were before Mr Justice Colm MacEochaidh yesterday, September 17 2013 (see report from the Irish Times here and the report of Christine Bohan from The Journal here). The case will be(…)

Legal Challenge to Direct Provision in the High Court

Legal Challenge to Direct Provision in the High Court

Later today (Monday, 29 July 2013), a legal challenge is expected to be brought before the High Court challenging the system of direct provision in Ireland. The challenge is been brought by six applicants who are residing in the direct provision system in the application of N.M and others v Minister for Justice and Equality,(…)

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(…)

O'Sullivan: Five years is a long time

Dr Orlaith O’Sullivan is Communications Officer for TENI. To find out more about TENI’s work see www.teni.ie Five years is a long time. The world has moved on in the five years since 19 October 2007, when Mr Justice Liam McKechnie explained in no uncertain terms that the State was in breach of the European Convention(…)

Law Society of Ireland & IHRC Annual Human Rights Conference

This October, the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Law Society of Ireland will host the 10th Annual Human Rights Conference, Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Ireland: The Role of the Irish Constitution and European Law.  The conference will examine the impact of the Irish Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights and EU law in advancing human(…)

Irregular Migrant Workers and Employment Rights in Ireland

Irregular Migrant Workers and Employment Rights in Ireland

“The treatment of migrant workers is a vexed one which poses considerable difficulties to the regulation of the labour market and the enforcement of public policy….” Hussein v The Labour Court & Anor [2012] IEHC 364 (31 August 2012) at para. 1 (Mr. Justice Hogan). The High Court decision in Hussein v The Labour Court has(…)

Amnesty International CDLP Seminar on Legal Capacity

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUI Galway) and Amnesty International (Ireland) held a seminar today on getting legal capacity law right.  The seminar can be viewed here.  The seminar heard from Oliver Lewis from MDAC who spoke about the CRPD in international Best Practice on legal capacity law.  Christine Gordon who spoke about(…)

Report on the Proceedings from the Conference on Genetic Discrimination: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Aisling de Paor, a Ph.D candidate in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway, and Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) scholar. Aisling is a graduate of NUI Galway (BCL) and University College Cork (LL.M).  Aisling qualified as a solicitor(…)

H v. A: Foreign Polygamous Marriage and Irish Law.

In February 2010, I blogged the case of Lebanese Irish citizen Hussein Ali Hamoud. The High Court judgment from April is now available here. Mr. Hamoud married two women in Lebanon; S.A.A. in 1975 and S.A.H. in 1988. Polygamous marriage is permissable under Lebanese law.   In 2000, Hamoud was granted asylum in Ireland (he(…)

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