Child Law

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Children with disabilities are being excluded from consultations on laws, policies and programmes affecting them, a new report has found. Researchers at NUI Galway School of Law and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society have found "several instances whereby children with disabilities have not had

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The special rapporteur on child protection has highlighted aspects of the Child Care Act 1991 which merit "substantial reform" in his annual report for 2019. The report, published today, is the first report submitted by child law expert Professor Conor O'Mahony since his appointment to the role last

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The Northern Ireland Executive is "failing children and young people", the Children's Law Centre has told the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In a report submitted to the committee, the law centre said there has been a "systemic failure" to incorporate the principles of the UN Conve

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The Victims of Crime Act 2017 transposes Directive 2012/29EU into Irish law and defines a victim as “a natural person who suffered harm including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by an offence”. Denise Kirwan, a partner in child and family law

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David Taylor, solicitor in the child and family law team at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, considers a recent High Court judgment clarifying the powers of the District Court under the Child Care Act 1991. A recent decision of the High Court found that the District Court judge was entitled to make an order un

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A judge warned a teenager from Co Clare that he would be sent to Oberstown for so long that he would return home with a Dublin accent if he breached his bail conditions again, the Irish Examiner reports. The 17-year-old boy, who is alleged to have committed a number of thefts last year, appeared bef

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