A surrogate who gave birth to twins using genetic material of a couple must, as a matter of law, remain registered as the mother of those children on their birth certificates or there will be “massive” and “radical” consequences, the State has argued before the Supreme Court.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2014
A woman seeking an abortion in Ireland, especially those at risk of suicide, should not be subjected to up to four examinations by doctors as this could “unduly increase her risk of mental anguish”, according to leading human rights experts.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2013
Statement from Bernadette Parte, solicitor for Marie Fleming: “My client Marie Fleming has asked me to say that she and Tom and her family greatly appreciate all the efforts that have been made to give Marie’s case a full and speedy hearing, given her circumstances.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
De Valera’s Constitution of 1937 already contains two specific rights for children, though you are unlikely to know that from the partial information emanating from Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s website and being repeated by the likes of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
A new body which will replace the Equality Authority must remain approachable, supportive, and be clearly available to everybody, particularly in a time of economic challenge when vulnerable people were at the greatest risk of discrimination, its outgoing chairwoman has warned.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2012
The Irish Human Rights Commission and the Women’s Human Rights Alliance are fully justified in their requests to the UN Human Rights Council to call on the Irish Government to address the issue of reparation for survivors of the Magdalene laundries.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2012