Amicus Curiae Submissions

Commission Exercises Amicus Role Following Supreme Court Approach The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Supreme Court as an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case focusing on contempt of court issues. The case arises from a contempt of court ruling issued against an individual in the…

Commission Exercises Amicus Curiae Role in Court of Appeal The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Court of Appeal as an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case concerning the right of a person detained in a psychiatric institution to initiate a review of his detention. The…

Commission Exercised Amicus Curiae Role in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) welcomes today’s final order of the Court of Appeal, in which it appeared as amicus curiae (“friend of the Court”). The case focused what it means to be a “voluntary patient” in a psychiatric hospital. The core issue in…

Commission Exercised Role as Amicus Curiae in Landmark Case  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) exercised its function as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the landmark Supreme Court case on the right of an individual living in direct provision to earn a livelihood, and is considering today’s Government proposals in response…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted liberty by the Court of Appeal to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in an important case relating to the right of persons detained in mental health hospitals to challenge orders (‘renewal orders’) authorising…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has welcomed the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Culkin v Sligo County Council, in which the Commission appeared in its independent role as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’). Mr. Culkin had brought both a complaint of discrimination before the former Equality Tribunal (now…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed two judgments delivered yesterday by the Court of Appeal, which may have significant implications for non- European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who came to Ireland as students prior to 2011. The people directly affected by this ruling include those who have been working and contributing in…