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Marie-Luce Paris and John Bell eds.  Rights-based Constitutional Review: Constitutional Courts in a Changing Landscape. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).

Constitutional review has become an essential feature of modern liberal democratic constitutionalism. In particular, constitutional review in the context of rights litigation has proved to be most challenging for the courts. By offering in-depth analyses on changes affecting constitutional design and constitutional adjudication, while also engaging with general theories of comparative constitutionalism, this book seeks to provide a heightened understanding of the constitutional and political responses to the issue of adaptability and endurance of rights-based constitutional review. Providing structured analyses the editors combine studies of common law and civil law jurisdictions, centralized and decentralized systems of constitutional review, and large and small jurisdictions.

 

Suzanne Egan ed., International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland (Bloomsbury 2015)

The primary purpose of this book is on Ireland’s engagement to date with the international human rights regime and the manner in which that regime has influenced and is capable of influencing the domestic human rights landscape.  Featuring chapters written by members of the UCD Centre for Human Rights and other leading Irish and international academic experts, practitioners and advocates in the human rights field, the book combines theoretical as well as practical analysis and integrates perspectives from a broad range of actors in the human rights field.

 

Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton and Judy Walsh eds. Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2014)

The book marks the 60th anniversary of Ireland's ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights and the 10th anniversary of the Convention's incorporation into domestic law, by means of the ECHR Act 2003. It contains a wealth of essays and articles by leading experts which examine Ireland's engagement with the European Convention on Human Rights at international level down through the years as well as the extent to which the case law of the European Court of Human Rights has influenced domestic human rights law and administrative action through the vehicle of the 2003 Act. It analyses current Strasbourg jurisprudence on key issues and project its likely implications on law and policy in the Contracting States, with particular reference to Irish domestic law.

The book addresses the difficult questions that arise for judges in both jurisdictions following the constitutionalisation of the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2009 and the revised agreement of the EU's accession to the ECHR.

Karen Murphy (2013) State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief: Changes in Europe since 2001. United Kingdom: Routledge.

This book analyses the relationship between state security regime changes and the right to religious freedom in the EU. It presents a comparative analysis of the impact these regime changes have had on the politics, policies and protections of religious freedom across the EU member states in the post-2001 environment. The book provides a timely investigation into the role of national legislation, the European Court of Human Rights, and societal trends in the protection of religious freedom, and in so doing demonstrates why the relationship between state security and religious freedom is one of the most socially significant challenges facing policymakers and jurists in Europe at the present time.

 

Suzanne Egan ed. The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure (Bloomsbury 2011)

The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure examines the core UN human rights treaties that form the framework of international human rights law.  It describes the development of each treaty, along with the substantive rights enshrined in them, and analyses the nature and functions of their respective monitoring bodies. Topics discussed include periodic reporting procedures, investigative procedures and individual complaint procedures, with supporting case law analysed in great detail.

 

Cliona Kelly and Fiona De Londras (2010) European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Operation, Impact and Analysis. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall.

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the operation and impact of Ireland’s  ECHR Act 2003 on litigation, politics and the realisation of rights in practice. This book not only then illuminates the Act’s operation for practitioners and students, but also identifies mechanisms by which the ECHR Act 2003 might be used to bring about a real change in the enjoyment of Convention rights in Ireland. Comparison is also made to the operation of analogous provisions in the UK’s Human Rights Act 1998 where appropriate.

 

Judy Walsh (2012) Equal Status Acts 2000-2011: Discrimination in the Provision of Goods and Services. Dublin: Blackhall.

For over a decade the Equal Status Acts have outlawed discrimination in the provision of goods, services, education and accommodation. This book, which was commissioned by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), provides accurate, comprehensive information about the operation of the law in practice. It explains the types of actions or omissions that amount to discrimination, examines relevant case law and looks at how the Acts are enforced.

Guy Aitchison, (2016) 'Three Models of Republican Rights: Juridical, Parliamentary and Populist'. Political Studies

 

Guy Aitchison, (2015) 'Rights, citizenship and political struggle'. European Journal of Political Theory :1-21.

 

Mark Coen (2014) ''With Cat-Like Tread': Jury Trial and the European Court of Human Rights'. Human Rights Law Review, 14 (1):107-131.

 

Mark Coen (2009) 'Fair procedures, Local Authority Housing, the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights'. Dublin University Law Journal, 31 :423-439.

 

Alexander Dukalskis & Robert C. Johansen (2013) 'Measuring Acceptance of International Enforcement of Human Rights: the United States, Asia, and the International Criminal Court'. Human Rights Quarterly, 35 (3):569-597.

 

Alexander Dukalskis (2015) 'Transitional Justice in Burma/Myanmar: Cross-national Patterns and Domestic Context'. Irish Studies in International Affairs,

 

Suzanne Egan (2015) 'Tackling the Rise of Child labour in Europe: Homework for the European Court of Human Rights'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 64 (3):601-630.

 

Suzanne Egan (2013) 'Strengthening the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body System'. Human Rights Law Review, 13 :209-243.

 

Suzanne Egan (2013) 'The New Complaints Mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Mini Step Forward for Children?'. International Journal of Children's Rights, :1-19.

 

Suzanne Egan (2012) 'The Necessary Elements of Torture: A Consideration of the Views of the Human Rights Committee in Giri v Nepal'. Dublin University Law Journal, 35 :300-305.

 

Melanie Hoewer, (2013) 'UN Resolution 1325 in Ireland: Its Implication for Women's Rights'. Irish Political Studies, 28 (3):450-468.

 

Pat Gibbons and Ronan McDermott, (2015) 'Human rights and pro-active displacement in natural disaster settings: determining the appropriate balance between the duty to protect and the right to remain'. Disasters.

 

McIntyre, TJ; (2008) 'Data Retention in Ireland: Privacy, Policy and Proportionality'. Computer Law and Security Report, 24 (4):326.

 

Marie-Luce Paris, (2014) 'Le European Convention on Human Rights Act: Dix Ans Après L'Incorporation De La Convention Européenne Des Droits De L'Homme En Droit Irlandais'. Revue Internationale De Droit Comparé, 4 :1-41.

 

Marie-Luce Paris, (2014) 'Paving the Way : Adjustments of Systems and Mutual Influences between the European Court of Human Rights and European Union Law before Accession'. Irish Jurist, 51 :59-89.

 

Liam Thornton (2014) 'C.A. and T.A.: The Direct Provision Case'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 17 (4):116-118.

 

Liam Thornton (2014) 'The Rights of Others: Asylum Seekers and Direct Provision in Ireland'. Irish Community Development Law Journal, 3 (2):22-42.

 

Liam Thornton (2013) 'Social Welfare Law and Asylum Seekers in Ireland: An Anatomy of Exclusion'. Journal of Social Security Law, 20 (2):66-88.

 

Liam Thornton with Muireann Ní Raghallaigh (2017) 'Vulnerable Childhood, Vulnerable Adulthood: Direct Provision as Aftercare for Aged-Out Separated Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland' Critical Social Policy.

 

Zellentin, Alexa (2014) 'Freedom, Equality, Minarets'. Res Publica, 20 (1):45-63

Eoin Carolan (2016) 'Leaving behind the Commonwealth model of rights review:Ireland as a model of collaborative constitutionalism' In: Marie-Luce Paris & John Bell (eds). Rights-Based Constitutional Review - Constitutional Courts in a Changing Landscape. London: Edward Elgar.

 

Eoin Carolan (2016) 'The Law of Privacy in Ireland' In: Mark Warby QC, Dr Nicole Moreham, Iain Christie, Sir Michael Tugendhat (eds). Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and The Media. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Mark Coen (2015) 'International Human Rights law: A Flavour of its Impact on the Irish Criminal Justice System' In: Suzanne Egan (eds). Ireland: The International Human Rights Regime. Dublin: Bloomsbury.

 

Suzanne Egan, (2015) 'Individual Complaints under the OPIC-CRC: Setting Goals and Managing Expectations' In: Niang, F and Bernard, B (eds). Promotion et Défense des droits de l¿enfant: Enjeux théoriques, pratiques et philosophiques. University of Geneva: Global Studies Institute,, pp.75-83.

 

Suzanne Egan, ‘The UN Human Rights Treaty System’ in Suzanne Egan (ed.)  International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Haywards Heath, UK: Bloomsbury, pp. 55 - 86.

 

Suzanne Egan, ‘The Refugee Definition in Irish Law’ in Suzanne Egan (ed.)  International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Haywards Heath, UK: Bloomsbury, pp. 289 - 318.

 

Suzanne Egan & Edward Keegan, ‘Protecting Victims of  Human Trafficking in Ireland’’ in  Suzanne Egan (ed.)  International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Haywards Heath, UK: Bloomsbury, pp. 215 - 236.

 

Suzanne Egan,  'Implementing the ECHR in Ireland: Past, Present and Future' In: Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton and Judy Walsh (eds). Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond. Dublin: Bloomsbury. , pp. 1 - 15.

 

Suzanne Egan & Aidan Forde, (2014) 'From Judgment to Compliance: Domestic Implementation of the Judgments of the Strasbourg Court' In: Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton and Judy Walsh (eds). Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond. Dublin: Bloomsbury. , pp.17-36

 

Graham Finlay (2015) 'The Philosophical Development of Human Rights' In: Suzanne Egan (ed). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Haywards Heath, UK: Bloomsbury, pp.11-23.

 

Graham Finlay; (2011) 'Madonna's Adoptions: Celebrity Activism, Justice and Civil Society in the Global South' In: A. Huliaras, L. Tsaliki and C.A. Frangonikolopoulos (eds). Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics. Bristol: Intellect Publishers. , pp.193-210

 

Graham Finlay and J.M. Mancini (2015) ''Her Life Within the Home': The Construction of Gender and Female Migrant Workers in the Republic of Ireland' In: Zahra Mehgani (eds). Migrant Women Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems. New York: Routledge.

 

Melanie Hoewer, “Women Rights in Peace and Conflict’ in Suzanne Egan (ed). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. United Kingdom: Bloomsbury, pp. 355 - 369.

 

Melanie Hoewer with Roja Fazaeli, (2014) 'Ireland's Relationship to the United Nations Regarding Rights of Women' In: O'Sullivan, Aisling; Schabas, William A (eds). Diplomacy and Policy-making towards International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Perspectives from State Archives. Galway: National University of Ireland. [

 

Cliona Kelly (2015) 'Rights based review in Ireland after the European Convention on Human Rights Act' In: M. Paris - Dubozy and J. Bell (eds). Rights-based Constitutional Review - Constitutional Courts in a Changing Landscape. UK: Edward Elgar.

 

Cliona Kelly (2014) 'Maximising the Potential of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: the Interpretative Obligation and the Importance of Framing' In: Suzanne Egan, Judy Walsh & Liam Thornton (eds). The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond. Ireland: Bloomsbury. , pp.55-72.

 

Suzanne Kingston (2014) 'Two-speed rights protection? Comparing the Impact of EU Human Rights Law and ECHR Law in the Irish Courts' In: S. Egan, L. Thornton, J. Walsh (eds). 50 years of the ECHR in Ireland. Dublin: Round Hall.

 

Kathleen Lynch, Judy Walsh & John Baker, (2015) 'Cutting back on equality' In: Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow (eds). Defining Events: Power, Resistance and Identity in 21st Century Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Sinisa Malesevic (2015) 'Violence, Coercion and Human Rights: Understanding Organised Brutality' In: M. Holborn (ed) (eds).Contemporary Sociology. Cambridge: Polity.

 

TJ McIntyre, (2015) 'Implementing Information Privacy Rights in Ireland' In: Egan, Suzanne (eds). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Dublin: Bloomsbury Professional.

 

Aogan Mulcahy (2015) 'Policing in Divided Societies' In: James D. Wright (eds).International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier. , pp.266-272.

 

Aogan Mulcahy with Nolan, B., Whelan. C. T., Calvert, E., Fahey, T., Healy, D.,Maitre, B., Norris, M., O'Donnell, I. and Winston, M. (2014) 'Ireland : Inequality and its Impacts in Bust & Boom' In: Nolan, B., Salverda, W., Checchi, D, Marx, I., McKnight, A, Toth, I. G., van der Werfhorst, H (eds). Changing Inequalities & Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.346-368.

 

William Mulligan; (2011) 'British anti-slave trade and anti-slavery policy in East Africa, Arabia, and Turkey in the late 19th century' In: Brendan Simms, David Trim (eds). Humanitarian Intervention. A History. Cambridge University Press,, pp.257-280.

 

Karen Murphy (2015) 'Human Rights Protection in Humanitarian Crises: Obligations of Irish Organisations' In: Suzanne Egan (eds). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. United Kingdom: Bloomsbury, pp. 389 - 405.

 

Maeve O’Rourke, ‘The justice for Magdalenes Campaign’ in Suzanne Egan (eds). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. United Kingdom: Bloomsbury pp. 145 - 169.

 

Marie-Luce Paris,  (2015) 'The European Convention on Human Rights Act: Implementation Mechanisms and Compliance' In: Egan, S (eds). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Bloomsbury Professional. , pp.87-108

 

John O’Dowd, (2013) 'Pilate's Paramount Duty: Constitutional Reasonableness and the Restriction of Freedom of Expression and Assembly' In: Sunil Khilnani (ed), Vikram Raghavan (ed), Arun K. Thiruvengadam (ed) (eds). Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia. New Delhi: OUP India. , pp.267-302

 

Liam Thornton (2017) 'MhicMathúna v Ireland' In: Máiréad Enright, Julie McCandless and Aoife O'Donoghue (eds).Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity. Oxford: Bloomsbury Professional.

 

Liam Thornton (2016) 'A View from Outside the EU Reception Acquis: Reception Rights for Asylum Seekers in Ireland' In: Paul Minderhoud and Karin Zwaan (eds). The recast Reception Conditions Directive: Central Themes, Problem Issues, and Implementation in Selected Member States. Oisterwijk, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers. , pp.49-76.

 

Liam Thornton, ‘Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland’ in Suzanne Egan (ed.)  International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Haywards Heath, UK: Bloomsbury, pp. 171 - 171 -198.

 

Liam Thornton (2014) 'The European Convention on Human Rights: A Socio-Economic Rights Charter?' In: Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton, Judy Walsh (eds). Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond. Dublin: Bloomsbury. , pp.227-256.

 

Liam Thornton & Judy Walsh (2014) 'The ECHR, Socio-Economic Disadvantage and Access to Justice' In: Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton & Judy Walsh (eds). Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond. Dublin: Bloomsbury. , pp.221-227.

 

Liam Thornton & Judy Walsh (2014) 'The Convention in the Private Sphere' In: Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton & Judy Walsh (eds). Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond. Dublin: Bloomsbury.

 

Kathleen Lynch, Judy Walsh & John Baker, (2015) 'Cutting back on equality' In: Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow (eds). Defining Events: Power, Resistance and Identity in 21st Century Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Alexa Zellentin (2015) 'Philosophical Challenges to Human Rights' In: Suzanne Egan (eds). International Human Rights. London: Bloomsbury Professional.

Graham Finlay (2016) 'Economic and Social Rights and Integration: the case of low-paid third-country migrant workers in Ireland'.European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

Graham Finlay, Karen Murphy, TJ McIntyre with Tamara Lewis, Adina Portaru (Raducanu) and Ricki Schoen, (As Principal Investigator) (2015) 8.2 EU and Member State Competences in Human Rights. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

 

Graham Finlay (As Principal Investigator) with Lisa Ginsborg, Wolfgang Benedek, Veronika Haász, Isabella Meier, Klaus Starl, Maddalena Vivona and Stuart Wallace (2016) 8.3 Policymakers' Experiences Regarding Coherence in the European Union Human Rights Context. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

 

Suzanne Kingston and Liam Thornton (2015) A Report on the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights: Evaluation and Review. Dublin: Law Society of Ireland

 

Liam Thornton with Catherine Cosgrove (2015) 'Immigration & Asylum Law in Ireland' In: Children's Rights Alliance (eds).Children and the Law in Ireland: Child Law Audit. Dublin, Ireland: Children's Rights Alliance. , pp.168-187.

 

Walsh, Judy and Fergus Ryan ; (2006) The Rights of De Facto Couples. Dublin: Irish Human Rights Commission.