Category Archives: Human rights

…the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up and hope and history rhyme

A tribute to our late lamented laureate, Seamus Heaney Died August 30th 2013  From ‘The Cure at Troy’   Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully … Continue reading

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Legislation introduced to US Senate banning pre-dispute arbitration clauses

This is news that may sound strange to Irish arbitration practitioners and the wider ADR community. The Arbitration Fairness Act (S. 878/H.R. 1844) was introduced by Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson and would only permit arbitration that is … Continue reading

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New regulations grant additional parental leave

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter, T.D., has introduced regulations extending parental leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks (with effect from 8 March 2013). The changes give effect to EU Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8 March … Continue reading

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Wearing ‘Faith symbols’ at work. ECHR decision; has anything changed?

There has been a lot of attention given to the decision in the case of Eweida & Ors v The United Kingdom at the European Court of Human Rights. Incidentally, note that this is NOT the Court of Justice of … Continue reading

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ADR…cheaper, more efficient, civilised!

As a strong advocate of ADR and a practitioner of the art I thought this quote from former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s about litigation in the U.S. deserved a whole blog to itself: ‘The entire legal profession … Continue reading

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European Labour Law Network, The Hague Oct 11/12

Delighted, and honoured to have been invited to the 5th Annual Legal Seminar of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN) The theme of this year’s seminar is: “Labour Law in a Greying Labour Market – Challenges of Active Ageing”. The seminar will take place on Thursday … Continue reading

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ECJ decision on illness arising during annual leave

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 87/12 Luxembourg, 21 June 2012 Judgment in Case C-78/11 Asociación Nacional de Grandes Empresas de Distribución (ANGED) v Federación de Asociaciones Sindicales (FASGA) and Others A worker who becomes unfit … Continue reading

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