Amicus Curiae Submissions

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has noted today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Donnelly v. Minister for Social Protection & Ireland. Today’s Supreme Court ruling dismissed a challenge, brought under Article 40.1 of the Constitution and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, to a decision of…

Commission Publishes its Legal Submissions on Unregulated Area of Irish Law 29 June 2022 – The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a significant case relating to surrogacy, citizenship and children’s rights. In its legal arguments to the Supreme Court published…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case Where Minister Refused to Vary Canadian Woman’s Visa 15 June 2022 – The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has been granted liberty by the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in an important case focused on private and…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has this week appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case that explores whether the procedures under which someone can be confined to a hospital or nursing home, and made a ward of court are…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted liberty from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in an internationally significant case relating to the European Arrest Warrant system and an individual’s right to a fair trial. The…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a significant case that is examining the right to silence when a person is questioned as part of a criminal investigation. The case (Sweeney v. Minister for…

Commission Exercised Amicus Curiae Role in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is examining a judgment delivered today by the Court of Appeal in two joined family reunification cases. The Commission has acted as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the cases. In its judgment, delivered by Ms. Justice Baker, the Court…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Appears Before Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in…