PILA Bulletin, 17 December 2009

PILA Bulletin, 17 December 2009


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


In this week’s bulletin:

1. Government loses Welfare Appeals; Changes the Rules;

2. No payouts for prisoners in overcrowded conditions in Ireland, despite recent ECHR ruling;

3. Developments in the rights of unmarried fathers;

4. Abortion case continues at the European Court of Human Rights;

5. Supreme Court delivers judgment in frozen embryos case;

6. UK: Jewish school found to be guilty of race discrimination;

7. UK: ‘Manifesto for justice’ published by coalition of legal, consumer and campaign groups;

8. UK: Court finds activist's beliefs on climate change akin to religion;

9. International: Prohibition on death penalty remains in Russia;

10. Two papers attached by Michael Farrell and Richard Humphreys SC;

11. Launch of the Law Reform Commissions Consultation Paper on Children and the Law, 22 December 2009;

12. LILAC Conference on Legal Education, Warwick, 29-30 January 2010;

13. Public Legal Education Network conference on Legal Empowerment, 10 February 2010, London.