Irish Court of Appeal upholds reversal of burden of proof in corruption cases

The Irish Court of Appeal has upheld a provision that establishes a reverse burden of proof in certain bribery cases. The case involved a former Fine Gael Councillor...

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...

“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...

Court of Appeal: Circuit Court had no jurisdiction in possession proceedings

The Court of Appeal has found that the Circuit Court does not have jurisdiction in possession proceedings not otherwise falling within the exceptions created by the Land...

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;...

CJEU rules that persons who facilitate terrorist groups can be excluded from refugee status

The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has interpreted EU law, coupled with the Geneva Convention, as meaning that persons...

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...
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Refugee Olympic Team turns dreams into reality in Rio

Ten refugees have made history at Rio2016 as members of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team. They include two Syrian swimmers, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of...

CJEU rejects Schrems class action against Facebook Ireland before Austrian courts

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJECU) has ruled that privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, does not have standing to bring a class action against Facebook...

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...