The Metropolitan Police unlawfully banned London protests by environmental movement Extinction Rebellion last month, the High Court in London has ruled. Judges said the "Extinction Rebellion Autumn Uprising" did not qualify as a "public assembly" within the meaning of the Public Order Act 1986 becau
Suryapratim Roy, associate professor at TCD School of Law, considers climate change within the context of human rights law. Samuel Moyn, a Yale historian, finds human rights to be “unambitious in theory and ineffectual in practice”. The argument goes that over the last half-century, they
A new group of women lawyers is reaching out to environmental NGOs to find out how they can best contribute their legal experience to the fight against climate change.
High Court: Environmental activists successfully challenge the validity of peat extraction legislation
An environmental activist network has been granted an order setting aside secondary legislation which amended the regulation of large-scale peat extraction. Finding that the amended legislation was inconsistent with EU environmental law, Mr Justice Garrett Simons also found that the use of secondary
A group of 16 young people, including Swedish school strike activist Greta Thunberg, have brought a legal complaint to the UN over five countries' inaction on climate change. The children, all under 18 and one as young as eight years old, have brought a petition against Argentina, Brazil, France, Ge
A UK Supreme Court justice has suggested laws could be introduced forcing companies to appoint a “designated board member for environmental impact issues” to make directors pay more attention to climate issues. Lord Sales made the comments in a speech entitled "Directors’ duties an
Former President Mary Robinson's speech to the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) AGM has been published online. Mr Robinson discussed her new book, Climate Justice, at association's AGM last month.
Arthur Cox has become one of the first professional services firms in Ireland to secure what is currently the highest international standard for certification of energy management. The firm has achieved ISO50001:2018 Energy System certification through its commitment to making efficient use of energ
Former President Mary Robinson is to address lawyers on the topic of climate change next month. Ms Robinson will discuss climate justice following the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA).