PILN Bulletin 17 Dec 07


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In this Issue:
Supreme Court overturns High Court ruling to award costs to unsuccessful party where High Court exercised its discretion to do so in case of public law litigation against a public body; International human rights NGO forced to close down; Recent Developments in Human Rights and Judicial Review by Michael Farrell; Child Benefit and Direct Provision issues raised before the Dáil; Legal Aid Board (LAB) Law Centre in Dublin city centre closed down; Irish Human Rights Commission releases report on rendition in Ireland; Victims of trafficking to receive compensation in the UK; Cuba announces it will sign two major UN human rights treaties and allow monitoring of its human rights record; American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rebukes US Government for refusing visa for South African Scholar; Update on Foy Judgement; TASC Public Forum, Local government reform: What will it take?, Dublin 14 January 2008; Call for Papers for UCC Postgraduate Conference on criminal justice and human rights, 1 May 2008; Invitation to join consultative process for Ireland’s joint Third and Fourth Reports under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.