PILA Bulletin, 14 January 2010

PILA Bulletin, 14 January 2010


Please note that this information is dated as of a specified time and may not be legally valid.


In this bulletin:

1. New Year’s Resolution – join the PILA lawyers’ register!

2. Preliminary notice: Launch of FLAC's Direct Provision Report, 18 February 2010;

3. FLAC to open new legal advice clinic in NUIG;

4. Government publishes its joint third and fourth periodic report under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination;

5. New public interest webpage on;

6. UK: Local authority entitled to compel a registrar to officiate at the registrations of same-sex civil partnerships despite her objections to such unions;

7. UK: First criminal trial without jury in 400 years takes place in English and Wales Crown Court;

8. European Court of Human Rights finds that UK police powers to ‘stop and search’ violate Article 8 of the Convention;

9. ECtHR hands down judgment in significant trafficking case;

10. International: Mexico City becomes first city to legalise gay marriage in South America;

11. Obituary: Sir Ian Brownlie 1932-2010;

12. Community legal education;

13. Jobs: Solicitor sought for independent law centre;

14. Events: European and Social Security Law Course, Belfast, 4 February 2010;

15. 8th Child and Family Welfare Network Event, NUIG, 9 February 2010;

16. The 8th International Clinical Legal Education Conference, Northumbria University, 7th - 9th July 2010.