Jamie McLoughlin

Jamie McLoughlin graduated from the Oxford BCL with distinction in 2018. He also holds an undergraduate (1st class) BCL degree from University College Dublin and is planning in the near future to undertake a PhD focusing on the intersection between Irish constitutional law and international human rights law.

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Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ‘excessively vague’  plan to tackle climate change. The Court held that the plan fell ‘a long way short’ of the specificity ...
Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Recently, the Irish High Court handed down judgment in the case of Friends of the Irish Environment v The Government of Ireland and Others or ‘Climate Case Ireland’. The case involved a challenge brought via judicial review ...
A Victory for Equality: The End of the ‘Baptism Barrier’ in School Admissions in Ireland

A Victory for Equality: The End of the ‘Baptism Barrier’ in School Admissions in Ireland

The Admissions to Schools Act 2018, due to come into effect from the beginning of next year, will end the right of the vast majority of primary schools in Ireland to discriminate against children on the grounds of religion in their ...
A Timely Intervention: Dutch Court declares that the State has Positive Duties under the European Convention on Human Rights to tackle Climate Change

A Timely Intervention: Dutch Court declares that the State has Positive Duties under the European Convention on Human Rights to tackle Climate Change

The Court of Appeal in the Netherlands has just issued a landmark judgment concerning environmental human rights and climate change. It has found the Dutch State to be in breach of its positive obligations under Articles 2 and 8 of ...
The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

Today, the Irish people will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution which prohibits access to abortion in nearly all circumstances. If a majority votes in favour of the ...
Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, was introduced in the lower house of the Irish Parliament at the end of last year and is currently working its way through the legislative process. The Bill proposes to amend existing ...
Irish High Court rules Constitution protects a ‘Right to an Environment’

Irish High Court rules Constitution protects a ‘Right to an Environment’

The recent 2017, Irish High Court judgment on environmental rights has been described as ‘historic’ as it declared that the Irish Constitution protects an un-enumerated personal constitutional ‘right to an environment that is ...