by Alejandro Bans Burtchaell Alejandro Bans Burtchaell is a current Masters in Common Law student at UCD. In this article, he discusses issues with the current Irish system for swearing oaths and affirmations in the courtroom before proposing that Ireland abolishes the oath and adopts the secular Swiss system of secular affirmations. Section 21 ofContinue reading “Oral Oaths in Ireland: A Case for Reform”
Category Archives: Sutherland Symposium
Humanitarian Intervention: A Moral Impetus to Defy International Law?
By Iseult O’Callaghan. Iseult is a BCL (with Politics) graduate from UCD. In this article she critically discusses humanitarian intervention as a legal justification for the use of force.
Taylors Fashions Ltd v Liverpool Victoria Trustees Co Ltd Forty Years On: The Relationship between Unconscionability and Estoppel in the Law of Equity
by Jennifer O’Toole. Jennifer is a recent BCL graduate of UCD. In this article, she assesses the impact of the English High Court’s seminal decision Taylor Fashions and subsequent jurisprudence on ‘unconscionability’ in estoppel.
The Graham Dwyer Court of Justice Appeal: A Cruel Criminal With a Worthy Question
by Charlotte Waldron. Charlotte is a final-year Business and Law student at UCD. In this article, she critically assesses the Court of Justice’s decision in the Graham Dwyer appeal which concerned the use of data in fighting serious crime. She discusses the meaning of the Court’s decision for EU Member States’ data protection obligation’s in the context of law enforcement.
A Critical Response to Chapter IV of Natural Law and Natural Rights by John Finnis
by Ben O’Donnell. Ben is a fourth-year LLB student at Trinity College Dublin. In this article, he provides critical commentary on the manner in which John Finnis categorises ‘Religion’ as a ‘Basic Good’ and provides alternative ways to think about religion and faith in Finnis’ system of jurisprudence.
Civil Remedies in Irish and EU Data Protection Law: The Effectiveness of Actions for Damages
by Robert Adamson. Robert is a final-year Masters in Common Law student at UCD. In this article he remarks on constraints and tensions in the use of civil remedies for damages in Irish and EU data protection law.
Analysing the Conclusions of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide – The Pragmatic Approach to International Environmental Crime
by Eoin Jackson. Eoin is an incoming Final Year Law student in Trinity College Dublin. In this article he explores the legitimacy and effectiveness of Ecocide as a new means of enhancing international environmental accountability
Slow, not steady; can we win the race? Movements towards Direct Provision Reform
By Jessica Commins. Jessica is an incoming final year Law with History student at University College Dublin. In this insightful article, Jessica shares her perspective on efforts to reform Ireland’s Direct Provision system.
AB v Road Safety Authority: Should Asylum Seekers be Allowed Driving Permits?
By Shauna Richardson. Shauna has just completed her final year of a Masters in Common Law in University College Dublin. She is currently an intern with the Climate Bar Association, and is preparing for her Kings Inns Entrance Examinations. In this timely article, Shauna considers the decision of the High Court in AB v Road Safety Authority.
Suggested Reforms of Special Measures Available to Vulnerable Victims in the Irish Courts
By Leah Farrell. Leah completed a masters degree in common law in University College Dublin in 2021. She also holds an undergraduate degree in social science from UCD and a masters degree in International Human Rights Law from NUIG. In this thought provoking article, Leah provides an insight into potential areas of reform in the available measures for vulnerable victims in Irish courts.