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...

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...

ECtHR clarifies jurisprudence on criteria for pre-trial detention

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has reviewed existing case law in relation to pre-trial detention in the case of Buzadji v the Republic of Moldova. ...

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...
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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...

Supreme Court: Equality Tribunal has jurisdiction to investigate historical evidence in discrimination case brought...

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by County Louth Vocational Education Committee regarding proceedings before the Equality Tribunal concerning an allegation of discrimination on grounds of gender and...

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...

Court of Appeal: Internet Service Providers must assist in identifying copyright infringers

The Court of Appeal has decided that the effect of EU law empowers the High Court to grant injunctions against non-infringing ISPs, thereby providing copyright holders with...

List of new senior counsel includes 20 men and three women

The latest list of barristers approved for admission to the inner bar features 20 men and three women. Up until now, an advisory committee consisting of the Chief...

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...