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Human rights groups welcome Istanbul Convention signature

Ireland's signature of a Council of Europe convention against domestic violence and violence against women has been welcomed by human rights groups.

Published 6 November 2015

Irish Society of Comparative Law calls for conference papers

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) has issued a call for papers from members, academics and graduate students ahead of its annual conference next year.

Published 6 November 2015

€175,000 justice job still vacant a year on

The €175,000 secretary general position at the Department of Justice may not be filled during the current Government's tenure, reports the Irish Independent.

Published 6 November 2015

Madam Justice McBride appointed to Boundary Commission

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, has appointed Madam Justice Denise McBride to be deputy chair of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 6 November 2015

Minister launches second phase of disability consultation

Irish government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has announced details of the second phase of consultation for the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy.

Published 6 November 2015

Ay Caramba! Mexican judges rule access to cannabis a human right

The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that the growing, possession and smoking of marijuana for recreational purposes is legal – but only for the four plaintiffs in the case it considered.

Published 6 November 2015

Belfast solicitor applies for inquest into UVF killing

A Belfast solicitor has called for an inquest into the killing of INLA member Thomas Trainor, who was shot dead by the UVF in 1978.

Published 5 November 2015

Ireland signs Istanbul Convention combating violence against women

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD  has today welcomed the signature by Ireland of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.

Published 5 November 2015

Oireachtas justice committee backs 'effective' drug decriminalisation

The Oireachtas justice committee has unanimously recommended the effective decriminalisation of drug possession for personal use in a landmark report published today.

Published 5 November 2015

Maghaberry Prison described as 'most dangerous' ever inspected in damning report

A report into Northern Ireland's high security Maghaberry Prison has described it as the most dangerous prison ever inspected by Her Majesty's Chief Inspectorate of Prisons in England and Wales.

Published 5 November 2015

Civil case struck out after dead woman named in proceedings

Re-possession proceedings against a Dublin couple were struck out at the Circuit Civil Court yesterday after a judge refused to amend the proceedings to remove references to a dead defendant, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 5 November 2015

Maritime lawyer threatens defamation action against The Guardian

A maritime lawyer has threatened to take legal action against the Guardian newspaper after it made allegations of widespread labour exploitation in the Irish fishing industry.

Published 5 November 2015

Human rights activists attend Dublin conference

Almost 120 human rights activists have arrived in Dublin for a three-day conference where they can share experiences and learn from each other.

Published 5 November 2015

Gardaí praised for supporting access to justice for deaf victims

A gardaí event aimed at improving access to justice for deaf victims of crime in Cork has been praised by an academic studying how deaf people interact with the criminal justice process.

Published 5 November 2015