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Human Rights Law

Fourth Edition

Edited by Bríd Moriarty and Eva Massa

Law Society of Ireland Manuals

Human Rights Law provides an ideal reference guide for trainee solicitors and those in their first years of practice. The manual covers all the necessary content for the study of human rights on the Law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Course, and will also be of use to students, academics and practitioners in the field
Offers a complete introduction to human rights law in Ireland from a practical point of view
Gives an invaluable overview of the origins of human rights law and the basis of human rights protection, and discusses their interaction with Irish law
Considers human rights protections afforded at national, ECHR, international and EU level
Key areas of human rights law and practice including due process, liberty, freedom of expression, the right to life and bodily integrity, and equality are examined
Part of the successful Law Society of Ireland manuals series, which provides a unique guide to the law, practice and procedure in Ireland
New to this Edition:

Fully updated to incorporate new legislation and case law
Includes recent developments in the areas of refugee and immigration law

Human Rights Law provides trainee and practising solicitors with a comprehensive overview of human rights law and the sources of human rights protection in Ireland. The book lays out the foundations of human rights law and considers the protections afforded at national, European and international level, charting the integration of the ECHR into Irish law and the role of the UN. Featuring chapters on due process, liberty, freedom of expression, equality and the right to life and bodily integrity, it offers a unique discussion of key human rights from the perspectives of Irish, ECHR and EU law. Useful guidance on refugee and immigration law is also provided.

This fourth edition has been fully updated to cover all recent legislative changes and case law. The manual's thorough approach and practical focus make it an essential reference not only for trainee solicitors on the Professional Practice Courses, but also for students, academics and practitioners in the field.

Table of Contents

1: Foundations of Human Rights Law
2: Three spheres of HR protection in Ireland: an overview of the hierarchy
3: Human Rights protection in Ireland
4: The European Convention on Human Rights
5: Incorporation of the ECHR in Irish Law
6: International Human Rights Law
7: The role of the UN today: response to serious violations of Human Rights
8: Human Rights in EC/EU Law
9: The right to life and the right to bodily integrity
10: Equality
11: Due Process and the right to a fair trial
12: Freedom of Expression
13: Liberty
14: International Protection and Refugee Law
15: Immigration and Citizenship Law

Edited by Bríd Moriarty, Barrister at Law, and Eva Massa, Solicitor & Course Manager, Law Society of Ireland

Bríd Moriarty is a practising barrister and lecturer in EU Law at King's Inns. She previously worked as Course Co-ordinator for the Law Society where she was in charge of the European Law and Human Rights Law courses. Prior to joining the Law Society she worked as Senior Judicial Research Assistant in the Judges' Library. Previously she taught at Portobello College and the University of Limerick, where she completed an LL.M. in European Law.; Eva Massa is a Spanish lawyer and Course Manager at the Law Society with responsibility for the design and management of courses in European Law, Human Rights Law, Professional Conduct, Interviewing and Negotiation skills. She is also Secretary to the EU and International Affairs Committee of the Law Society. She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from DCU and wrote a thesis on 'Universal Jurisdiction: Determining complicity in crimes against humanity'.

Hilkka Becker
Gráinne Brophy
Elaine Dewhurst
Andrew Fergus
Michael Kealey
Eva Massa
Bríd Moriarty
Gráinne Mullan
Conor Power
Dara Robinson
Asim A. Sheikh
John Stanley

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