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#European Court of Human Rights

# european-court-of-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-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

European Court of Human Rights to hear Cork woman's abuse case

Louise O’Keeffe claims that the State is liable for abuse she suffered at the hands of a school principal in Kinsale, Co Cork in the 1970s.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Friday 15 February, 2013

Suicidal risk in X Case law 'not consistent with Constitution' - John Bruton

The former taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael argues that including suicidal risk in forthcoming legislation is not consistent with Article 40.3.3 which protests the life of the unborn child.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

British Airways worker wins landmark religious discrimination case

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Nadia Eweida suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs.

# european-court-of-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-court-of-human-rights - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Savita: Family to take case to European Court of Human Rights

Earlier this week, Mrs Halappanavar’s father issued an ultimatum to the Health Minister to announce by today that he was to hold a public inquiry into her death.

Savita's family may take a case to the European Court of Human Rights takes a look at the procedure – and why the failure to implement the Coroners’ Bill 2007 impacts this case.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws VAT

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws

The European Court of Justice says Brussels shouldn’t be able to force Ireland to change its VAT laws.

'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In full: The expert group on abortion's final report

The long-awaited report has now been published in full. Read it here.

Expert group report on abortion set to be published today

The long-awaited and heavily-leaked report is expected to be published in full today after the Health Minister James Reilly brings it to Cabinet.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Monday 26 November, 2012

Junior Minister wants free Dáil vote on any X Case legislation

The issue of abortion will dominate this week’s political agenda as the expert group report is expected to be published.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Monday 19 November, 2012

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws VAT

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws

EU VAT laws allow several people to be treated as one – but Brussels says Ireland shouldn’t include non-taxable people in those groups.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Government response to ABC case to be examined by European Court of Human Rights body

The Committee of Ministers in the Council of Europe will give its opinion on Ireland’s compliance with the ABC v Ireland case in early December.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British Christians take religious dismissal cases to Strasbourg

The four Christians all believe they were sacked because of their religious beliefs, but lost employment tribunals.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.

# european-court-of-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.

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GALLERY: Protesters oppose proposed new abortion bill

Youth Defence, Life Institute and Precious Life gathered at Leinster House to proposed legislation for the result of the X Case.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Radical cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to US, court rules

The London-based cleric has been charged with trying to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon and kidnapping 16 western tourists in Yemen.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies

Minister James Reilly has confirmed that nothing has changed for women with life-threatening pregnancies despite a 2010 European Court ruling against Ireland.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Government unlikely to vote for independent TDs' abortion bill

A group of independent TDs introduced a bill to legislate for abortion in Ireland this week but the government will likely reject it before introducing its own legislation.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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Poll: Should it be legal to have an abortion in Ireland?

Twenty years on from the X case, is now the time to look at Ireland’s stance on abortion?

# european-court-of-human-rights - Monday 23 January, 2012

€8,500 damages for priest over human rights abuse in trial

An Irish priest, whose trial for alleged sexual abuse took almost 13 years, wins damages at the European Court of Human Rights.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Friday 13 January, 2012

Expert group established to report on ECHR abortion ruling

The group of 14 medics, lawyers and civil servants have six months to report back on how to implement the ECHR judgment.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Bus campaigners to take fight to European Court of Human Rights

The Save the 19 Bus campaign is lodging a complaint against Dublin Bus, the National Transport Authority and the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar at the ECHR.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'

The government has been criticised by interest groups over its failure to propose “efficient measures” regarding abortion access in Ireland – despite a ruling by Europe’s top court compelling the state to address the issue.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Over 4,400 Irish women travelled to England and Wales for abortions in 2010

New statistics from UK Department of Health show that 12 Irish women a day sought terminations. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last December that the country’s regulation breached a woman’s rights.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Max Mosley loses European court bid over press coverage

Former F1 boss had wanted change of law to force newspapers to warn individuals before publishing details about their private lives.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Cork woman's appeal against school sexual abuse may be set for Europe

A Cork woman is appealing a ruling that the State is not liable for the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her teacher.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Friday 18 March, 2011

Religious symbols permitted in classrooms: European Court

In a landmark case that on religious symbols in schools that will be binding across Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has said that crucifixes should be permitted in Italian classrooms.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Daily Mirror wins European appeal over Campbell damages

The Daily Mirror wins its argument that being made to pay Naomi Campbell’s legal “success fees” is unlawful.

# european-court-of-human-rights - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Ireland may legislate for abortion following European court ruling

One of the three women who claimed that her rights were violated by Ireland’s ban on abortion wins a landmark legal challenge.

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Poll: Should Ireland's abortion laws be changed?

The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on whether Ireland’s abortion laws violate women’s human rights. Have your say on whether Ireland’s abortion laws should be revisited.