FLAC Welcomes High Court decision in Foy Case

19 October 2007

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today (19th October) welcomed the judgment in the Lydia Foy case and called on the Government to take immediate steps to provide legal recognition for transgendered or transsexual people.

FLAC, which represented Dr. Foy in this case, also welcomed the High Court's declaration that the law in Ireland on this issue is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. This is the first ever declaration of incompatibility under the European Convention on Human Rights Act, 2003 and FLAC said that it showed that the 2003 Act could help defend human rights that were not sufficiently protected by our domestic laws.

You can view the full text of our press release here.