Irish Law Updates

Friday, July 02, 2004

Visit to Franklin Pierce Law Center

A picture taken at Franklin Pierce Law Center this week of Professor Bill Murphy and me:

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

'Real' IRA a proscribed organisation - NI Court of Appeal

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that the 'Real' IRA is a
proscribed organisation -
see R v Z [2004] NICA 23
available at

http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-GB/Judicial+Decisions/


News report:

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2004/06/30/story154887.html

New Cases from Europe and USA

I'm currently teaching part of a course on
Information Liberties
in Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire, USA.


Coincidentally enough, a number of significant cases have been made while I am here, which will be of interest to many Irish lawyers.


Three significant cases concerning terrorism were issued by the US Supreme Court, including Rasul v Bush.


The same court has also issued yet another decision concerning regulation of child pornography - Ashcroft v ACLU.


And the European Court of Human Rights has decided that Princess Caroline's privacy was breached by certain photographs -


Von Hannover v Germany (Microsoft Word format.)


Equality Tribunal annual report 2003

The Equality Tribunal has published its annual report for 2004.


The full PDF is here
.

(An Irish translation is also available.)

And the press release is here.


Some brief figures:

4,000 Discrimination claims referred to Tribunal in 5 years


* 21% INCREASE IN CASES DECIDED

* 61% RESOLUTION RATE IN CASES REFERRED TO MEDIATION

* EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY CLAIMS UP 20%

* EQUAL STATUS COMPLAINTS DROP BY 28%





Sunday, June 27, 2004

Seminar on Literary Copyright

The Copyright Association of Ireland is organising a seminar on
literary copyright on Friday 2nd of July in Dublin.

For details see
www.cai.ie/new/seminars/