Howard M. Friedman (LexBlog Ireland)
European Court Dismisses Challenges To Irish Constitution’s Religious Oaths
In Shortall v. Ireland, (ECHR, Nov. 18, 2021), the European Court of Human Rights dismissed as inadmissible a suit filed by several politicians in Ireland complaining that the Irish Constitution requires the President and members of the Council of State to take oaths containing religious language, without a secular alternative. The court concluded that none of...
Northern Ireland’s Abortion Restrictions Violate European Human Rights Convention
Yesterday, the High Court in Northern Ireland held that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it bars abortions in cases of fatal fetal abnormality. As explained in a Summary of Judgment issued by the court: In June 2018, the UK Supreme Court …...