PILA Bulletin, 8 October 2009

PILA Bulletin, 8 October 2009


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


In this Bulletin:

1.Public Interest Litigation: Foy Case - No Movement Two Years On;

2.EU to get Commissioner for Fundamental Rights;

3.UK: New Supreme Court takes on first case;

4.UK: Challenge to law that allows UK employers to force workers to retire at the age of 65 unsuccessful;

5.USA: Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project assists in achieving victory for 4300 Adult Home Residents with Mental Illness;

6.International: UN Human Rights Committee first to declare that police identity checks motivated by race or ethnicity violate international human rights law;

7.Community Legal Education: Equality Authority training for NGOs, Dublin, Limerick, Tullamore;

8.Conferences & Events: Older and Bolder to launch submission on National Positive Ageing Strategy, 13 October 2009;

9.The Stephen Livingstone Lecture 2009, QUB, 21 October 2009;

10.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to speak in Dublin, 21 November 2009;

11.A Fairer Ireland: Equality and Rights at the Heart of Recovery, a conference hosted by the Equality & Rights Alliance, 24 November 2009.