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Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

This post summarises some of the main grounds of challenge to the direct provision system in the case and the findings of Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh only. I hope to be able to do an analysis of this decision in the coming weeks. This is a longer post than usual, and for ease of(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged in the High Court: Days 3-11

Direct Provision System Challenged in the High Court: Days 3-11

The High Court case,  C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR), challenging the direct provision system is continuing to be heard before Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh (see here and here for background). This purpose of this post is to give a broad(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 2

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 2

The case  C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR), challenging the constitutional, legislative and rights basis of the direct provision system continued before Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh in Court 13 of the High Court today. A number of procedural and substantive(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 1

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 1

Today, 29 April 2014, an important case commenced challenging the system of direct provision in Ireland In C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR). Today, the case was dominated by procedural arguments.  The applicants are challenging the system of(…)

‘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(…)

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