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#European Convention on Human Rights

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July

The a Council of Europe’s committee is told that the legislation to respond to the A, B and C case will be out next month.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Thursday 10 January, 2013

High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today

MS sufferer Marie Fleming has challenged Ireland’s ban on assisted suicide, saying she faces a long and “horrible death” if not allowed to die on her own terms.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: Government was warned of pro-life amendment's clash with ECHR

A Government department predicted both an ECHR defeat and a Supreme Court ruling allowing a constitutional right to abortion – years before each ever happened.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Thursday 12 April, 2012

European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship

The European Court of Human Rights said it was within Germany’s rights to stop a brother and sister from having a family life.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# european-convention-on-human-rights - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Restaurant worker awarded €86,000 after years of forced labour in Dublin

Muhammad Younis from Pakistan was forced to work in what have been described as chronic conditions in a Clondalkin restaurant for seven years.

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