IHRC and Law Society Conference Notice, 12 October 2013

Themes: Impact of Austerity on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Balancing Freedom of Expression & Combating Hate Speech On-line Reproductive Rights and Surrogacy Human Rights and End of Life Issues

NicGibb v Ireland summary analysis

A case was brought to the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) by the partner of Mr Ronan O’Lochlainn who was shot dead by a member of An Garda Síochána in 1998, in a failed robbery attempt. The inquest into the death was opened in 1998, and did not come to a conclusion until 2009….

The Applicant was convicted in the Special Criminal Court  (“the  SCC”)  of  membership  of  an  illegal organisation in 2004 and sentenced to four years imprisonment. This conviction was upheld on appeal. There were four categories of evidence presented against the Applicant at trial, three of which are considered in this submission: that is the belief…