Belfast court rejects two challenges to Brexit

Two of the first legal challenges to Brexit have been rejected by a Belfast court. A high court judge ruled that the Good Friday agreement in 1998 could...

Human Rights Centre seeks leave of the ECtHR to intervene in case concerning LGBTI...

On 28 July, the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University submitted a third party intervention in connection to two Russian cases, namely Nikolay Alekseyev and Movement for...

US District Court allows constitutional challenge proceed to protect future generations from climate change

A District Court Judge in Oregon has accused the federal government of failing to protect future generations from climate change, in rejecting a motion to dismiss a...

High Court finds against woman with disability seeking more appropriate housing

The High Court has found against a young woman with physical and mental disabilities in her appeal to be rehoused. The applicant, Elizabeth Mulhare, suffers from cerebral palsy...

Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50

Justices rule by eight to three against government over EU exit, but ministers do not need devolved assemblies’ consent The government has lost its fast-tracked appeal to the...

EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU Nationals

On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals' Why has the Commission...

Agreement paves way for Irish adoptions from Philippines

An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect. An administrative agreement on intercountry adoption was signed by the the Adoption Authority...

“Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees”

AS EU LEADERS were meeting in Bratislava last week, European People’s Party (EPP) local government members met in northern Greece to discuss how the EU should respond to...

Victim of human trafficking denied access to ECtHR on grounds of no written consent

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has declared inadmissible the application of an NGO on behalf of an asylum seeker who was deported prior to identification...

Denmark’s Supreme Court sets aside CJEU preliminary ruling in employment age discrimination case

The Danish Supreme Court has chosen to set aside a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which held that the Danish...