publication . Conference object . Part of book or chapter of book . 2015

MhicMathuna v Ireland

Liam Thornton;
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  • Published: 02 Feb 2015
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
This is a feminist re-imagining of the Supreme Court decision MhicMathúna v Ireland [1995] 1 I.R. 454. The actual Supreme Court decision in this case continues to have a profound impact upon how the Irish superior courts view constitutional socio-economic rights claims. This feminist judgment seeks to re-situate the legal analysis of constitutionalised socio-economic rights claims. However, this, as is seen from the feminist judgment, has not been an easy task. The plaintiffs' in this case attempted to argue for increased socio-economic rights protection, by, in the main arguing that 'unmarried mother' were being treated too 'generously' in comparison with the h...
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free text keywords: Feminist judging, Welfare State, Irish Constitution, Family, Equality, Feminist judges, Socio-economic rights, Social and economic rights
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