Amicus Curiae Submissions

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Court of Appeal as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in two cases involving family reunification for naturalised refugees. The test cases ‘MAM’ and ‘KN’, which are being heard jointly, involve significant human rights issues. In both, the Minister…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae before the High Court The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the High Court as an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in an internationally significant case relating to a European Arrest Warrant and an individual’s right to a fair trial. The Commission in its legal submissions…

Commission Granted Right to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from 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 in the workplace. The case…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today (Thursday) been granted liberty by the Court of Appeal to appear as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in two cases involving family reunification for naturalised refugees. The two cases raise significant human rights issues. In both, the Minister for Justice and Equality refused applications…