“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...

ECtHR decides Hungarian anti-terrorist legislation lacks safeguards against abuse

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held, unanimously, that there was a violation of the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention...

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...

Ireland abortion ban subjected woman to suffering and discrimination – UN experts

A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected...

‘Jerusalem cannot be replaced by any other city’

Ramallah - For exiled Palestinian parliamentarian Khaled Abu Arafeh, it felt like a small step towards reuniting with his family in Jerusalem. Israel's Supreme Court last month accepted a petition...

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the...

UK Court of Appeal finds criminal record disclosure scheme breaches right to privacy

The UK Court of Appeal has found the UK system of requiring disclosure of previous criminal convictions in certain circumstances in breach of the right to privacy. The...

Think of the children: the ECJ clarifies the status of non-EU parents of EU...

What immigration rights do non-EU citizens have under EU law? There are three main areas of EU law that address this issue: EU immigration and asylum law;...

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...

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...