Ireland

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

Ireland has an extensive history of systemic human rights abuses of women and children, encompassing multiple ...
Continued Criminalisation in Ireland’s New Abortion Law

Continued Criminalisation in Ireland’s New Abortion Law

Since the start of January lawful abortion has been available in Ireland. The passage of the Health (Regulation of ...
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 ...
Ireland Votes to Remove Blasphemy Offence from Constitution

Ireland Votes to Remove Blasphemy Offence from Constitution

The 37th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was passed by referendum on Friday, removing the word ...
Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Irish Referendum and the Road to Safe, Legal Abortion

The Irish Referendum and the Road to Safe, Legal Abortion

The Irish government has now announced that it will hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment in 2018. ...
Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland, Part II – Applying the Human Rights-Based Model

Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland, Part II – Applying the Human Rights-Based Model

The first part of this post emphasised the importance of supporting public sector bodies in developing human ...
Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland – Part I

Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland – Part I

The issue of migrant integration has become a key policy area for many European countries, as well as the European ...
Asylum Seekers Gain the Right to Work in Ireland

Asylum Seekers Gain the Right to Work in Ireland

Asylum seekers arriving in Ireland are prohibited from seeking employment until a determination of their ...

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