The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, Amnesty International has said in a new report. Since they took control of the country in August 2021, the Taliban have violated women’s and girls’ rights to education
Dublin solicitor William Aylmer has been recognised in the Oireachtas for his role in drafting a new law providing for gender balance on the boards and governing authorities of corporate bodies. The Irish Corporate Governance (Gender Balance) Bill 2021, introduced as a private member's bill by Fine
Circuit Court: School did not discriminate against father on gender grounds by enrolling child without his consent
The Circuit Court has overturned a decision by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to award €3,000 to a father who claimed to have suffered gender discrimination by his daughter’s secondary school. The child had been enrolled in the school by the mother without the consent of the fat
The Bar of Ireland has announced a number of initiatives to mark the centenary of Frances Kyle and Averil Deverell becoming Ireland's first woman barristers. Ms Kyle and Ms Deverell were the first women to be called in both Ireland and Britain, and Ms Deverell was the first woman on both islands to
Philip Alston, the John Norton Pomeroy professor of law at NYU School of Law, argues that gender diversity on the International Court of Justice must be taken more seriously. In Is There a Special Practice?, Antonios Tzanakopoulos has written a very learned post seeking to dispel the notion that the
People should be allowed to declare their gender as X on their passports, the UK Supreme Court will hear today. Christie Elan-Cane, 63, who identifies as non-gendered, will ask the court to declare the ban on the practice to be in breach of human rights.
Lawyers and legal academics have been invited to complete a survey seeking to identify the barriers to women achieving judicial appointment in Ireland. Caoimhe Kiernan, a PhD researcher at TU Dublin, is carrying out research that aims to highlight the importance of supporting women and individuals f
Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, assistant professor in law at DCU, outlined the interaction between the intersex community and the law in an online event hosted by OUTLaw, a network created to promote and drive the inclusion of LGBT+ people across the Irish legal community. Yesterday's event, titled
The belief that sex is "biologically immutable" and transgender people should be treated and referred to as the sex they were assigned at birth is not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, a tribunal has ruled.
The requirement for parental consent in order for minors to change their legal gender can be "restrictive and problematic", according to a report prepared by Dentons. Only Adults? Good Practices In Legal Gender Recognition for Youth identifies 'good practices' in eight European jurisdictions: Norway
The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government. Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said she will seek to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2015 in response to the findings of a review group which reported back last s
The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession. The Task Force comprises 16 members from various minority, disability, LGBT+ and socio-economic backgrou