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

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Staunton on The Status of the Embryo

Author: Ciara Staunton, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway What about our embryos in vitro? As the Health Committee begins the task of making its recommendations on lawful abortion, the time is perhaps right for a decision on the status of embryos in Irish law. While the Supreme Court has stated that the…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Staunton on The Status of the Embryo

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Daly on the Role of the Medical Profession

Author: Dr Brenda Daly, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University Assessing the options for legislating under Article 40.3.3: the role of the medical profession The public hearings before the Joint Committee on Health and Children on “the Implementation of the Government Decision following the publication of the Expert Group Report into matters relating…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Daly on the Role of the Medical Profession

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Binchy on Dignity and Respect

Author: Professor William Binchy Article 40.3.3 has provoked much critical analysis, but, so far as I am aware, it has never been criticised by anyone who supports the position that  human beings, born and unborn, have equal dignity and entitlement to respect. Of course, if one takes the position that only some human beings are…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Binchy on Dignity and Respect

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Mullally on Equal Citizenship

Author: Professor Siobhán Mullally, Faculty of Law, University College Cork At the heart of the ongoing abortion debate in Ireland is an issue that is frequently neglected, that is, women’s rights to equal citizenship. It is a right that is intimately linked to reproductive and sexual health and to the protection of reproductive autonomy. Speaking…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Mullally on Equal Citizenship

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Ryan on Abortion and Motherhood

Author: Dr Fergus Ryan, School of Social Sciences and Law, Dublin Institute of Technology Abortion and Motherhood: Towards a more holistic view The recent Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children hearings on abortion largely proceeded within a relatively narrow frame of reference.  Much of the discussion focussed on the application of the test set…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Ryan on Abortion and Motherhood

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: De Londras on The Role and Duty of Parliamentarians

Author: Professor Fiona de Londras, Durham Law School, Durham University Legislating to give effect to Article 40.3.3: Some Important Points for Parliamentarians to Bear in Mind We now know that there will soon be legislation to give effect to the very limited right to access an abortion in Ireland as flows from Article 40.3.3 of…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: De Londras on The Role and Duty of Parliamentarians

Legislating for Article 40.3.3 O’Sullivan, Schweppe and Spain Introduce the Blog Carnival

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 Welcome to the RightsNI/Human Rights in Ireland Blog Carnival entitled ‘Legislating for Article 40.3.3°. We would like to thank RightsNI for hosting this Blog Carnival while HRinI…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3 O’Sullivan, Schweppe and Spain Introduce the Blog Carnival

South Africa’s townships still not safe for gay, lesbian and transgender people

This year at Belfast Pride, Amnesty International campaigned on behalf of South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights defender Noxolo Nogwaza. She was raped and murdered in April 2011 in KwaThema in South Africa. There has been no proper investigation into her killing and many people on the Belfast Pride parade signed…Continue reading South Africa’s townships still not safe for gay, lesbian and transgender people