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From Equality Before the Law to the Equal Benefit of the Law: Social and Economic Rights in the Irish Constitution

THE IRISH CONSTITUTION: GOVERNANCE AND VALUES, Oran Doyle, Eoin Carolan, eds., Dublin: Round Hall Press, 2008

Posted: 11 Sep 2008  

Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Date Written: September 10, 2008

Abstract

This paper examines the approach of the Irish courts to social and economic rights, and proposes using the equality doctrine to provide indirect protection for these rights. The papers draws on comparative material from Canada, South Africa, the US and the European convention on Human Rights to see how an equality doctrine might be used to protect social and economic rights.

Suggested Citation

O'Connell, Rory, From Equality Before the Law to the Equal Benefit of the Law: Social and Economic Rights in the Irish Constitution (September 10, 2008). THE IRISH CONSTITUTION: GOVERNANCE AND VALUES, Oran Doyle, Eoin Carolan, eds., Dublin: Round Hall Press, 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1266056

Rory O'Connell (Contact Author)

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