Here to help? The case for assisted suicide under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

RightsNI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Dónal Kearney. Dónal Kearney is currently undertaking an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He holds a Law degree from the University of Cambridge and has previously volunteered for the Legal Support Project at the Law Centre (NI), the…Continue reading Here to help? The case for assisted suicide under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Blog Carnival Conclusion

Authors: Dr Catherine O’Sullivan, Faculty of Law University College Cork, Jennifer Schweppe, School of Law, University of Limerick and Dr Eimear Spain, School of Law, University of Limerick We hope that you have enjoyed the various posts in this special blog carnival on “Legislating for Article 40.3.3.”  The authors of these posts, who are all…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Blog Carnival Conclusion

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Murray on ‘Hysterical Women’

Author: Dr Claire Murray is a lecturer in law in the Faculty of Law, University College Cork. One of the most striking aspects of the recent debate on legislating for abortion is the persistent underlying narrative of the unreliable and hysterical woman. This narrative is particularly to the fore in the context of discussions on…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Murray on ‘Hysterical Women’

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: O’Dowd on A Matter of Substantial Doubt

Author: John O’Dowd, School of Law, University College Dublin Finlay CJ formulated the crux of the Supreme Court’s decision in Attorney General v X as follows: ‘[I]f it is established as a matter of probability that there is a real and substantial risk to the life, as distinct from the health, of the mother, which…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: O’Dowd on A Matter of Substantial Doubt

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Schweppe and Spain on Article 40.3.3 and the capacity to survive outside the womb

Authors: Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Eimear Spain, Lecturers in Law, University of Limerick In recent months the issue of the availability of terminations for women carrying foetuses which are “incompatible with life” or suffering from “lethal foetal abnormalities” has dominated the media.  However, the issue has received little academic attention. From a legal perspective the…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Schweppe and Spain on Article 40.3.3 and the capacity to survive outside the womb

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Mills and Glackin on the Doctrine of Double Effect

Authors: Dr Simon Mills, Barrister and Dr Shane Glackin, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter Responding to the Government’s decision to legislate for the X case, the four Irish Catholic Archbishops stated: If what is being proposed were to become law, the careful balance between the equal right to life of a mother and her…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Mills and Glackin on the Doctrine of Double Effect

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Brady on Legislating for Suicide

Author: Paul Brady, Barrister Why should we legislate for abortion on grounds of risk of death by suicide? In reviewing the various answers given to this question in recent months, I have been struck by the tendency among commentators to frame the justification of legislation in terms of various generic procedural claims. There is little…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Brady on Legislating for Suicide

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Thornton on The Right to Travel, Reproductive Rights and Asylum Seekers

Author: Dr Liam Thornton, School of Law, University College Dublin I. The Right to Travel The thirteenth amendment to the constitution recognised that the right to life of the unborn, did not affect the right of individuals to travel, hence women and girls in Ireland may travel to access abortion services in other states. When…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Thornton on The Right to Travel, Reproductive Rights and Asylum Seekers

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Bacik on Fatal Foetal Abnormalities

Author: Professor Ivana Bacik, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin Last week the Oireachtas Committee on Health held a series of hearings on abortion, following a Government decision taken in December to introduce legislation and regulation to implement the X case test. In the course of the hearings, there was significant discussion of the issue…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Bacik on Fatal Foetal Abnormalities

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Cahill on Equality of Life

Author: Dr Maria Cahill, Faculty of Law, University College Cork The Wisdom of Dissent in the X Case Freedom of expression is not properly protected if we only allow those we agree with to speak; rights of the accused are not properly protected if we only accord them to those whom we know are innocent,…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Cahill on Equality of Life