We are delighted to welcome another cross-post 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 as highlighting human rights concerns(…)
Irish women are still travelling to England to terminate their pregnancies. Meanwhile, the legal fallout of the Eighth Amendment mounts up. At the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway last week, a senior midwife manager explained how she had come to make the ‘Catholic country’ remark which, in the words of the(…)
The rule of law is an important concept in most western democracies, however precisely what it means is hotly debated. The former Law Lord, Lord Steyn, described it as follows: For my part two core meanings of the rule of law are essential to an understanding of our public law…The rule of law is a(…)
Clinical legal education is emerging as a significant tool in the delivery of key knowledge, information and practice in the Irish legal system. Over the past decade, clinical legal education has developed incrementally in various universities, with other universities embracing clinical legal education as a means to embed student knowledge and understanding of the interaction(…)
Conference on the Future Role of the European Union Structural funds to Advance Community Living for Older People and People with Disabilities
The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway will run a conference on the 3rd of May 2013. The title of the conference will be ‘Community Living for all’ – A Conference on the Future Role of the European Union Structural funds to Advance Community Living for Older People and People(…)
The renowned UN human rights expert, Professor Michael O’Flaherty, has been appointed as Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland Galway and will also serve as Director of the University’s Irish Centre for Human Rights. Professor O’Flaherty will combine the new roles with his current position as Chief Commissioner of the(…)
Cross-posted from Rights NI. Due to technical problems, Human Rights in Ireland could not host yesterday’s Blog Carnival on Legislating for Article 40.3.3. This is the conclusion of the blog carnival, that contains links to all the posts in the blog carnival. Authors: Dr Catherine O’Sullivan, Faculty of Law University College Cork, Jennifer Schweppe, School(…)
"An Escape Route from the Absolute": Summary of Today's Joint Committee on Health and Children Hearings on Abortion.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children has been holding public hearings on “the Implementation of the Government Decision following the publication of the Expert Group Report into matters relating to A, B, C, vs Ireland”. You can find the Expert Group Report, published in November, here. The transcripts of the public hearings are available(…)
Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Aoife Smith, Care and Domestic Work Projects Coordinator in the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI). MRCI has been working with migrant domestic workers since 2001. ‘Private Homes: A Public Concern’ (2003) documented disturbing accounts of exploitation experienced by migrant women employed as chidminders, cleaners and carers(…)
The Irish Constitution came into force on December 29, 1937. This has been an eventful year for women’s rights in Ireland. It is worth remembering that the new Constitution was ratified in the face of significant feminist opposition. Very detailed accounts can be found here and here.