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Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, UCD 9th-10th Oct 2015

Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, UCD 9th-10th Oct 2015

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October, UCD Sutherland School of Law hosts the 18th UCD Irish European Law Forum, titled Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea. With keynote addresses from from both Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative (SRSG) for International Migration and Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Professor of International Refugee Law, University of Oxford (TBC),(…)

Mohammed Younis Succeeds in the Supreme Court

Mohammed Younis Succeeds in the Supreme Court

In August 2012, the Irish High Court ruled that as Mohammad Younis was in an irregular migration situation, he could not benefit from protections under employment law (see also Dr Darius Whelan‘s excellent analysis of the High Court decision here). Today (25 June 2015), the Supreme Court set aside the decision of the High Court. The(…)

Committee Stage Amendments to the Capacity Bill – Semantic Change or Real Reform?

Tomorrow, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill finally progresses to Committee stage in the Dail. This Bill seeks to abolish the outdated ward of court system which currently provides the only mechanism in Irish law for removing the legal capacity of an adult and appointing a substitute decision-maker to take legal actions on that adult’s behalf.(…)

‘Clearing the Fog’ Recommends ‘No fault’ Full Compensation

We are delighted to welcome back Jane Rooney, a PhD candidate at Durham Law School and Deputy Co-Convenor (PGR) of the Centre for Law and Global Justice. On 30th March 2015, Policy Exchange, a UK-based think tank, released its latest report on the impact of human rights on British military effectiveness abroad. This post criticizes the(…)

20 Years after Beijing: Taking a few steps back?

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is set to be the biggest conference yet solely dedicated to women’s issues. With 900 participants it has set itself as both a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is celebrated as a pivotal moment in the progression of women’s rights(…)

A Missed Opportunity? Business and Human Rights in Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy issues, as well(…)

Odious Debt Politics

Odious Debt Politics

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr John Reynolds. John is a lecturer in law in NUI Maynooth. In September 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the ‘establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes’. This is a global South initiative emanating from experiences of predatory exploitation(…)

Conference on Older Persons and the Law at NUI Galway

The Mental Health Rights Group and the LL.M in International and Comparative Disability Law at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, School of Law, NUI Galway in conjunction with the Employment Law Association will hold a one day conference entitled ‘Law and the Older Person’ on Saturday 24th of January 2015 in Galway. The conference(…)

Civil Society Perspectives on Business and Human Rights

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy issues, as well(…)

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