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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/IRL/CO/4, 23 July 2014: Ireland

Gender equality 7. While welcoming the Convention on the Constitution’s recommendation of February 2013, the State party’s commitment to hold a referendum on the matter and the establishment of a task force, the Committee regrets the slow pace of progress in modifying the language of article 41.2 of the Constitution on the role of women […]

An Application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review, Queen’s Bench Division, Northern Ireland (18 October 2012)

Procedural Posture The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (“NIHRC”) challenged Articles 14 and 15 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, arguing that the eligibility criteria for adoption were unjustifiably discriminatory and in breach of Articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The NIHRC argued […]