International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland examines Ireland's engagement with, and influence of, the international human rights regime. International human rights norms are increasingly being taken into account by legislators, courts and public bodies in taking decisions and implementing actions that impact on human rights. Featuring chapters by leading Irish and international academic experts, practitioners and advocates, the book combines theoretical as well as practical analysis and integrates perspectives from a broad range of actors in the human rights field.
Suzanne Egan has been a lecturer in international and European human rights law at the School of Law in University College Dublin since 1992. Prior to this, she worked in an independent research centre on refugee law and policy in Canada and the Law Reform Commission in Ireland. She has engaged in human rights training for various non-governmental organisations, the Council of Europe as well as the legal profession. She was appointed by the Irish government in 2000 to serve as a Member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, and was subsequently re-appointed for a second term in 2006
CONTENTS Chapter 1: Ireland and the Human Rights Regime: A Contextual Overview SECTION 1: PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Chapter 2: The Philosophical Development of Human Rights Chapter 3: Philosophical Challenges to Human Rights SECTION 2: THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK Chapter 4: The Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council Chapter 5: The UN Human Rights Treaty System Chapter 6: The European Convention on Human Rights: Implementation Mechanisms and Compliance Chapter 7: The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: Origins, Evolution and Trends SECTION 3: IMPLEMENTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRELAND Chapter 8: The Justice for Magdalenes Campaign Chapter 9: Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland Chapter 10: Children's Rights in Ireland: Ireland's Relationship with the CRC Chapter 11: Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking in Ireland Chapter 12: The Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ireland Chapter 13: The Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: Norms and Compliance Chapter 14: Implementing Information Privacy Rights in Ireland Chapter 15: The Refugee Definition in Irish Law Chapter 16: International Human Rights Law: A Flavour of its Impact on the Irish Criminal Justice System Chapter 17: Human Rights and Policing in Ireland Chapter 18: Women's Rights in Peace and Conflict SECTION 4: IMPLEMENTING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ABROAD Chapter 19: Irish Foreign Policy and Human Rights Chapter 20: Human Rights Protection in Humanitarian Crises: Obligations of Irish Organisations