ECHR and Irish Law

Second Edition

Edited by: Ursula Kilkelly

Following the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 (ECHR) into Irish law, a raft of new legislation - in areas such as criminal law, family law, and immigration law - have raised serious questions of compatibility with the ECHR. Recent legal developments have highlighted that there is now greater potential for using ECHR to positive effect in Irish law. This second edition of ECHR and Irish Law examines the impact of the Act on Irish law and what the effects in case law have been. The work begins with research on the impact of the Act. It includes discussion on the relationship between the ECHR and the Constitution post-incorporation, considering case law in which the Convention has been an issue. It also analyzes the latest developments on the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. There follows an examination of the effect of the new Act upon individual areas of Irish law. Written by a team of leading experts in their respective fields, the book has been revised to include new and expanded chapters on: administrative law . prisoners' rights . suspicious deaths and policing . immigration, refugee, and asylum law . the Criminal Justice Act 2006 and Criminal Justice Act 2007 . child law . family law.


458 pages

Publication Date: 3/25/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846611247