Human Rights

Practice Area

International human rights law aims to promote personal rights on a cross-border basis, taking into account matters pertaining to immigration, asylum and foreign policy. International human rights norms are increasingly being considered by legislators, courts and other decision-making bodies when shaping policy in this area.

The upcoming Refugee and Asylum Law in Ireland by Tim O’ Connor offers an in-depth consideration of the current regime in Ireland based, including analysis of the controversial direct provision system for processing asylum applications.

Other titles include International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland and Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond by Suzanne Egan.

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Human Rights Books

Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond

The book 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights and the 10th anniversary of the Convention’s incorporation into domestic law, by means of the ECHR Act 2003. It contains a wealth of essays and articles by leading experts which examine Ireland’s engagement with the European Convention on Human Rights at international level down through the years as well as the extent to... Read more

International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland

International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland examines Ireland’s engagement with, and influence of, the international human rights regime. International human rights norms are increasingly being taken into account by legislators, courts and public bodies in taking decisions and implementing actions that impact on human rights. Featuring chapters by leading Irish and international academic experts, practitioners and advocates, the book combines theoretical as well as practical analysis and integrates perspectives from... Read more

Refugee and Asylum Law in Ireland

Refugee and Asylum Law in Ireland is structured around the International Protection Act 2015, which is a restatement of the law that has built up around the Refugee Act 1996 over the past two decades. The aim of the Act, according to the Government, is to bring Ireland into line with the rest of the EU by introducing a single application procedure and to reduce the length of time people... Read more