Principles of Irish Human Rights Law

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.


Authors: Dr Elaine Dewhurst, Dr Noelle Higgins, Los Watkins | ISBN: 978-1-905536-50-4 | Format: Paper Back
Price: €85 | Published


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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