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Ireland’s obligations in relation to the UN human rights committees June 21, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Here’s a thought-provoking blog post on Irelands obligations (or not) in relation to the UN.


1. Gewerkschaftler - June 21, 2016

So – on the question of the Irish state’s obligations to honor the spirit of the UN judgement, that would be a – in the best traditions of legal scholarship – ‘maybe’ then?

Or dare we venture a ‘it probably should’?


Tomboktu - June 21, 2016

The classic position is that the treaties Ireland signs up to create an obligation on the State, but not a right within the State. The two 1993 cases that Mullally cites in her two endnotes are pretty much outliers when it comes to the Irish courts.

(A year ago, smiffy and I had a difference of views here on the binding question, based on a different legal instrument and a different legal process: https://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/ireland-breaches-human-rights-laws-on-workers-rights/#comment-464267)


2. gendjinn - June 21, 2016

I don’t see FF or FG in a position to take advantage of the apparently wide support for abortion in Ireland given their base and the culture of the majority of their members and elected representatives.

The opposition parties keep pushing on abortion between now and the GE, it could be a fault line that further diminishes FFG.


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