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.
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, European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Operation, Impact and Analysis (Dublin: Thomson Round Hall 2010).
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, Equal Status Acts 2000-2011: Discrimination in the Provision of Goods and Services (Dublin: Blackhall 2012).
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.