The ‘Economics of Necessity’, Human Rights and Ireland’s Natural Resources (J. F. Curtis)

Author Joshua Frank  Curtis Keywords international law, human rights, natural resources, foreign direct investment, economic necessity Abstract This paper proceeds from the premise that international human rights law provides both an important counterpoint to mainstream economic theory and a paradigmatic context that can enlighten the proper place of foreign direct investment (FDI) in national development. […]

Access to environmental information in Ireland: implementation challenges (A. Ryall)

Author Aine Ryall Keywords Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Implementation, Ireland, Legal professional privilege, Public authorities Abstract Examines the implementation of Directive 2003/4 in Ireland under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 as a case study of the challenges it poses. Considers the scope of the discretion it affords to […]

Duties of enforcement in planning and environmental law (S. Dodd)

Author Stephen Dodd. Keywords Enforcement; environmentalprotection; humanrights; Ireland; planning authorities’ powers and duties. Abstract Examines the duty and discretion of agencies to take enforcement action for the purposes of environmentalprotection in Ireland. Considers the role of enforcement agencies, enforcement policy, the impact of the European Convention on HumanRights 1950, and the potential liability of enforcement […]