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# echr - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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.

# echr - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

'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.

# echr - Friday 23 November, 2012

Govt to give Council of Europe 'action plan' on abortion report by 30 Nov

The Department of Health said the government still intends to bring the report to Cabinet on Tuesday.

# echr - Monday 27 August, 2012

Poll: Should the Church run a political campaign against abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Church run a political campaign against abortion?

Pat Rabbitte says he doesn’t want the Church weighing into an abortion debate “in the political sense”. Do you?

# echr - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Cardinal appeals for abortion referendum – but minister sees no need

Seán Brady says the ruling in the X Case was “flawed” and a referendum is needed to reverse it, but Pat Rabbitte disagrees.

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Plans for UK web monitoring could affect Irish users

It’s reported that the UK government is seeking the power to monitor calls, texts, emails and web visits under new legislation.

# echr - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Poll: Should it be legal to have an abortion in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.

# echr - 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.