Thursday 5 August 2010

New: Irish Human Rights Law Review

Earlier this year, a new journal was launched: the Irish Human Rights Law Review. In a way it is a kind of yearbook since it will be published once a year. This is what the first editorial says about the review:

A necessary part of the effort to “patriate” international human rights obligations, or at least to create a more active “dialogue” between international and municipal
systems, is a vibrant, critical discourse on the domestic legal and political significance of those instruments of human rights protection to which the State is a party. In this annual Review we will endeavour to provide a space in which these issues can be discussed in a rigorous and scholarly manner.
The first issue contains a number of case notes on ECtHR judgments and decisions, some more recent than others, but I am sure subsequent issues will focus on more recent case law as well:

* The Islamic Headscarf Dilemma: Leyla Şahin v Turkey, Dr Tarlach McGonagle
* Jurisdictional Issues: Bosphorus Airways v Ireland, Professor Rick Lawson
* An Ode to Contextualisation: İ.A. v Turkey, Dr Tarlach McGonagle
* Torture and Diplomatic Assurances: Agiza v Sweden, Siobhán Cummiskey
* Damages for Defamation: Independent News and Media and Independent
Newspapers Ireland Limited v Ireland, Alex White
* Investigation of Disappearances: Gongadze v Ukraine, Aoife O’Donoghue

I wish the editors of this new review lots of success in their work on yet another addition to the ever-growing human rights literature! See the press release here.