Effective asylum reforms would reduce reliance on courts

OPINION: There needs to be an effective remedy to asylum review cases so aggrieved applicants will not have to look to the courts for redress, writes CATHERINE McGUINNESS WHEN THE courts resume next month the High Court will return to a backlog of more than 1,400 asylum and immigration cases. With 59 per cent of […]

Posted on: October 19, 2011

Ireland reviewed by the Human Rights Council

On Thursday 6 October,  Ireland was reviewed for the first time under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. The UPR is a new and unique human rights mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council aiming at improving the human rights situation of each of the 192 UN Member States.  Under the mechanism, the human […]

Posted on: October 10, 2011