Legal aspects of transsexualism

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 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(…)

Families Against Forced Divorce

Families Against Forced Divorce: To protect the privacy of our children and our spouses, we feel we are unable to publicly put our names to this article. In a country where divorce was illegal twenty years ago, is it about to be made compulsory for some?  Imagine being told that the State will not legally(…)

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 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(…)

Farrell: Foy Delay Undermines European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003

Michael Farrell is the senior solicitor with Free legal Advice Centres, which has represented Lydia Foy since the beginning of her legal proceedings in 1997. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the High Court decision that the Irish State had violated the rights of transgender woman Lydia Foy.  The Court used a new procedure under(…)

Guest Post: Louise Hannon at the Equality Tribunal.

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Tanya ni Mhuirthile of the Faculty of Law, UCC. Tanya is a member of the Board of Directors of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland. The recent decision of the Equality Tribunal that discrimination on the basis of gender identity amounts to a breach of rights under(…)

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