Irish Law Updates

Monday, November 19, 2007

Transgender Law - Lydia Foy in High Court

As many people will know, the High Court has decided in the Lydia Foy case that it will issue the first declaration of incompatibilty of an Irish law with the European Convention on Human Rights. [update April 2008 - The full judgment is available on the Courts Service website at http://tinyurl.com/5v764b. ]

Sample news stories and blog posts:

"State in breach of ECHR in transgender case
www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/1019/breaking49.html

The High Court has ruled that the State is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) over its failure to recognise a sex change that a transgendered person underwent more than a decade ago. "

Sex change law incompatible with ECHR:
www.rte.ie/news/2007/1019/foyl.html

The Foy Case (CCJHR Blog - Fiona De Londras):
www.ucc.ie/law/blogs/ccjhr/2007/10/foy-case.html

Tanya N� Mhuirthile, Time to respect the rights of all gender identities, Irish Times:
www.ireland.com/newspaper/opinion/2007/1101/1193444281616.html

Previous Lydia Foy case:
www.bailii.org/ie/cases/IEHC/2002/116.html

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