Principles of Irish Human Rights



Authors: Dr Elaine Dewhurst, Dr Noelle Higgins, Los Watkins

As part of the successful “Principles” series, Clarus Press is delighted to announce the addition of a new book entitled Principles of Irish Human Rights Law: the first student textbook in Ireland dedicated to the direct comparison of the Irish and European systems for the protection of Human Rights.
Designed and written specifically for students of human rights law Principles of Irish Human Rights Law discusses and analyses each key ‘human right’ in turn. Each “Right” is examined through the three primary human rights instruments: the Irish Constitution; the ECHR; and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Each instrument is examined and explained giving an overview of the particular “right”, discussing and analyzing in which situations that the right is engaged including an examination of situations which constitute an interference with the right and what justifications may arise for such interferences.
Principles of Irish Human Rights Law examines the often-neglected area of procedural issues, including the initial application of human rights instruments in Ireland, together with their territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction. In addition, this book looks at the effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights together with the future of the Irish Constitution and the ECHR.
This book is a must for all students of human rights law and related subjects. It will also be an invaluable resource for all lawyers requiring a reference to human rights issues as a comprehensive yet accessible text aiding clearer understanding of the application of human rights in Ireland.
About the Authors
Dr Elaine Dewhurst is currently a MaxNetAging Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Policy, Munich. Elaine is also a lecturer in law at Dublin City University. She researches primarily in the area of equality and human rights law at a European level.
Dr Noelle Higgins is a lecturer in law and programme director in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University where she lectures international human rights law.
Los Watkins is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire whose special interests are in the areas of Human Rights and Legal Education.
Contents include:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Procedural Issues
Chapter 3: Right to Equality
Chapter 4: Right to Life
Chapter 5: Right to Liberty and Security
Chapter 6: Right to Freedom from Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
Chapter 7: Right to Trial in the Due Course of Law
Chapter 8: Right to Privacy
Chapter 9: Rights of the Family
Chapter 10: Right to Property
Chapter 11: Right to Free Expression
Chapter 12: Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
Chapter 13: Right to Free Assembly
Chapter 14: Right to Freedom of Association
Chapter 15: Right to Work and Earn a Livelihood
Chapter 16: Right to Education
Chapter 17: Conclusion

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