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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 24

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland
    Yesterday the UN Human Rights Committee released its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, following hearings in Geneva on which Máiréad Enright blogged here and here. Those Concluding…
  • Jul 23

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?
    We are delighted to welcome back Ben Warwick with a guest post on the recent  UK report on socio-economic rights sent to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Ben is a Graduate Teaching…
  • Jul 16

    A Mother and Baby Homes Commission: Lessons from the Murphy Report at the UNHRC.

    A Mother and Baby Homes Commission: Lessons from the Murphy Report at the UNHRC.
    Tuesday was the second, and most eventful, day of the Irish state’s examination before the ICCPR . I have made a Storify of my tweets and some others from Geneva, which is embedded at the bottom of this post, and includes…
Rank this Week: 90

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Jul 14

    Recent mental health new

    Recent mental health new
    Some recent mental health news from my twitter feed:Maybe a mental health court needed ? > Diversion, which is used in juvenile justice, is needed in District Court http://t.co/spuVB49D4U— Darius Whelan (@dariuswirl) July 14, 2014MT…
  • Apr 23

    Events in April 2014 and after

    Events in April 2014 and after
    I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Four Courts CC BY ncareyHere's the current listing:25-26 April 2014:Law Society Annual Conference 2014 - Dromoland Castle, Co.…
  • Dec 3

    Events in December 2013 and after

    Events in December 2013 and after
    Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY, Kieran Lynam, from FlickrI've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law,…
Rank this Week: 710

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
  • Jul 12

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia
    The Slovenian Constitutional Court has ruled data retention to be unconstitutional and ordered deletion of  data collected under the law. Following an application by the Slovenian Information Commissioner the court held that data…
  • Jul 9

    Romanian Constitutional Court holds data retention unconstitutional

    Romanian Constitutional Court holds data retention unconstitutional
    Yesterday the Romanian Constitutional Court held – for the second time – that a national data retention law is unconstitutional (official press release, Romanian only). The ruling follows a 2009 decision of the Constitutional…
Rank this Week: 1329

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!
    Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.Filling in the…
  • Jul 14

    BIALL members - BIALL bursaries available to assist in attending the IALL Conference

    BIALL members - BIALL bursaries available to assist in attending the IALL Conference
    The BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee will be pleased to consider applications from BIALL Members for bursaries to assist in attending the 2014 IALL Conference from September 28th to October 2nd 2014 in Buenos Aires.Please…
  • Jul 9

    The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13

    The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13
    We are delighted to announce that the full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13 is now available for BIALL members to consult. This annual report, which has been run each year since 1996, outlines…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
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IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Jul 20

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security
    You might think that the Department of Justice and Equality - which is responsible for data protection law in Ireland - would have adequate security in place for its own systems. Apparently not. Here's an excerpt from briefing materials for…
  • Jul 16

    July 2014 update

    July 2014 update
    Blogging here has been light with most material going on Twitter or DigitalRights.ie instead but I should jot down a few updates you might not otherwise have seen.I've put together a surveillance library on the DRI site which brings together…
  • Apr 16

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been…
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