Howard M. Friedman (LexBlog Ireland)

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  • 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 …...

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