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Human Rights and Transnational corporations: A Step Forward?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Ntina Tzouvala who is Deputy Co-Convener of Law and Global Justice and a PhD candidate  at Durham Law School. She is currently researching on history and theory of public international law. You can contact her here or follow her on Twitter @ntinatzouvala  On the 25th of June the first round of(…)

Rule of Law v National Security: The Big Fight Live

In his understated way, Lord Justice Gross announced the latest round of the prize-fight that has defined so much of the debate on the role of the legal system in a liberal democracy since the 9/11 attacks (at [4]): “From time to time, tensions between the principle of open justice and the needs of national(…)

Obesity and Human Rights in Ireland

Obesity and Human Rights in Ireland

Katharina Ó Cathaoir is a graduate of UCC (BCL Law and Irish, 2011) and TCD (LLM International and Comparative Law, 2012). Katharina is currently undertaking a PhD on childhood obesity from a human rights perspective at the University of Copenhagen. “There is no nice, non-stigmatising way to wish that fat people did not eat [n]or exist”[1] Obesity is a compelling(…)

Direct Provision : Human Dignity, Personal Autonomy and ECHR

Direct Provision : Human Dignity, Personal Autonomy and ECHR

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from John O’Shea. John holds a law degree, BCL from NUIG, an MA in Public Advocacy and an LLM in International Human Rights law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights.  Human Dignity. Human dignity is the rock on which the superstructure of human rights law is(…)

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(…)

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law at NUI Galway is pleased to announce the details of its summer schools for 2014

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014 16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days.(…)

The Commonwealth and Sri Lanka: Perils of Joining Global Clubs

The recent Commonwealth Summit, held in Sri Lanka, attracted a tremendous amount of attention, far more than is normally paid to this organisation. Sri Lanka’s dismal human rights record during and since the final Governmental push against the Tamil Tigers in the north of the country has been well documented by the media, NGOs and(…)

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