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Data Protection Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage (17 Apr 2018)

James Lawless: ...founded post the Second World War, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, UNCHR, and the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, later on. It emanated from concerns about promoting peace and international co-operation and ensuring that the events of the Second World War would never happen again. The state does not need to...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Legal Cases (31 Jan 2018)

Richard Bruton: ..., the Government authorised the SCA to offer “out of court” settlements to persons taking High Court cases of school child sexual abuse against the State where their cases come within the terms of the ECHR judgment in the O’Keeffe case and are not statute barred. Separately and in addition, in July 2015, the Government agreed that it would respond to those who...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Child Abuse (30 Jan 2018)

Richard Bruton: ...2014, the Government authorised the SCA to offer “out of court” settlements to persons taking cases of school child sexual abuse against the State where their cases come within the terms of the ECHR judgment in the O’Keeffe case and are not statute barred.  In July 2015, the Government agreed that it would respond to those who instituted legal proceedings in...

European Council Meeting: Statements (13 Dec 2017)

Róisín Shortall: ...enshrined in EU law." The text of the Good Friday Agreement states, "The British Government will complete incorporation into Northern Ireland law of the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, with direct access to the courts and remedies for breach of the Convention, including power for the courts to overrule Assembly legislation on grounds of inconsistency." However, that is all...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: General Scheme of the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed) (15 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

...information guaranteed by Article 11. The independent review commissioned by the Minister for Justice and Equality gave recommendations that also affirm EU and European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, law. The former Chief Justice Mr. John Murray headed the review, and refers in his report to two key judgements by the European Court of Justice. The first of these is the case of Digital...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: General Scheme of the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017: Discussion (8 Nov 2017)

...Jack Chambers, that there is no journalistic protection in the legislation. We say that this is not just in breach of the recommendations made by Mr. Justice Murray, it is in clear breach of European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, case law. The latter stresses that journalistic data has to be carved out as a special entity requiring special protections. It also requires that in all...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Termination Arising From Rape: Mr. Tom O'Malley, NUI Galway; Dublin Rape Crisis Centre; and Dr. Maeve Eogan, Rotunda Hospital (25 Oct 2017)

...but rather some kind of serious grounds. Again, the question is how those grounds would be established. Some countries require a report from a prosecutor. A Polish case recently came before the ECHR. In Poland, the local prosecutor is entitled to issue a certificate saying that he is satisfied that a rape took place. In that case, it was what we would call a sexual act with a person...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Data Protection (19 Oct 2017)

Mick Wallace: ...data of Irish citizens pending the final resolution of issues pertaining to the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 and-or amending legislation conforming with EU law and obligations under the ECHR; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44275/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Constitutional Issues Arising from the Citizens Assembly Recommendations (4 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Professor Siobhán Mullally: It differs depending on the European Convention of Human Rights, ECHR, laws or international human rights laws. When it comes to the latter, it is very clear that domestic law is no reason for non-compliance with international human rights law. There is, then, a right to lawful abortion as a matter of international human rights law. There is no possibility of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Constitutional Issues Arising from the Citizens Assembly Recommendations (27 Sep 2017)

Rónán Mullen: ...even warned about the dangers of violations of international human rights law. It always amazes me - all of the witnesses here are lawyers - how bodies such as the European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, can tell us that we have a margin of appreciation in these areas, which in lay persons' terms means that where there is not a moral consensus, so to speak, countries can legislate according...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Legal Costs (26 Jul 2017)

Richard Bruton: ...the reporting period will not equate to the sum of the claims in each year as there may be payments made for a single claim across multiple years. **The higher figures in 2016 and 2017 in respect of the agency legal costs reflect payments to the agency’s solicitors and counsel in respect of advices concerning the implications of the ECHR judgement in Louise O’Keefe v Ireland....

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Criminal Legal Aid (5 Jul 2017)

Jim Daly: ...been in operation for just over 50 years and is instrumental in enabling the State to meet its legal obligations including rights-based requirements under the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, to ensure access to justice and fair hearings and trials. The State dedicates significant resources to detecting crime and in prosecutions. We must be conscious also of the need to ensure...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (30 May 2017)

Charles Flanagan: ...framework of human rights protections under the Good Friday Agreement, and the protection of human rights in Northern Ireland - including through the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) - is one of the key principles of the Agreement. In Northern Ireland, the human rights provisions of the Agreement support the confidence and willingness of all...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement on Citizenship Rights: Professor Colin Harvey, Mr. Liam Herrick and Mr. Michael Farrell (27 Apr 2017)

...of the EU brings with it two very important guarantees of human rights protection. It is a condition of EU membership that all member states must adhere to the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, and all member states are now bound by the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which has the status of the founding treaties of the EU. There is also a commitment in the Good Friday Agreement...

Other Questions: Good Friday Agreement (12 Apr 2017)

Charles Flanagan: ...the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights, is one of the key principles underpinning the Good Friday Agreement. It is important to be clear that the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, is separate and distinct to the European Union. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has no impact on its obligations under the ECHR. Even after the UK leaves the EU, there...

Defence Forces: Motion (4 Apr 2017)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: ...; - the voluntary buyout of border duty allowances for enlisted personnel; and - the additional incremental points in pay scales for new enlisted personnel posts; - reflect in law the European Court of Human Rights ruling ECHR 280 (2014) which found that the blanket ban on trade unions within the armed forces is a violation of Article 11, freedom of assembly and association, of the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: EU Conventions (4 Apr 2017)

Charles Flanagan: ...to safeguard its institutions and principles, including in the area of human rights. The protection of human rights in Northern Ireland law, incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), is one of the key principles underpinning the Good Friday Agreement. At their first meeting in London on 26 July 2016, the Taoiseach and Prime Minister May reaffirmed that the Good...

Leaders' Questions (22 Mar 2017)

Micheál Martin: ...notwithstanding the European Court of Human Rights. I have met with Dr. Conor O'Mahony of the UCC child law clinic to go through this with him and a case is now being prepared to go back to the ECHR. We had all the outrage of two weeks ago, but this is all going on under our noses while the Government resists a proper, humane response. Are we seriously saying to these victims,...

Seanad: Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (22 Mar 2017)

Ivana Bacik: ...his or her 60th birthday or within three years of being able to do so legally. There is a strong legal argument that the exemption is required by a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, which has also ruled on this. While David Parris's case went to the ECJ, there is further case law from the ECHR under the convention. The case of Taddeucci and McCall v. Italy in 2016...

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