Case Summaries

There are 24 case summaries resources. Showing items 1 - 10.

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    Case Summary: Cahill –v- Sutton [1972] IR 269Issued : January 2016Standing refused where constitutionality of the statute of limitations was challenged, but Plaintiff not directly affected.
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      Case Summary: Irish Penal Reform Trust Limited & Ors –v- the Governor of Mountjoy Prison & Ors [2005] IEHC 305Issued : January 2016Standing granted to an NGO that was a sincere and good faith litigant with expertise in prisoners' rights, in a case raising constitutional issues regarding the treatment of psychiatrically ill prisoners.
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        Case Summary: R (ex parte National Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses Limited) –v- Commissioners of Inland Revenue [1981] UKHL 2Issued : January 2016Standing refused to representative body on the basis of insufficient interest.
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          Case Summary: Digital Rights Ireland Ltd – v – Minister for Communication & Ors [2010] IEHC 221Issued : January 2016Standing granted to an NGO that was a sincere and serious litigant, in a case that raised important constitutional matters around retention of data affecting the public and where unlikely that an individual could afford to take such a case.
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            Case Summary: R (on the application of Greenpeace Ltd) -v- Inspectorate of Pollution & Anor. (No 2) [1994] 4 All ER 329 Issued : January 2016Standing granted to an NGO to judicially review a decision to authorise discharge of radioactive waste, on the basis of genuine and good faith concern in the environment and internationally recognised expertise.
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              Case Summary: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Ireland) Limited –v- Diarmuid Coogan & Ors, Defendants [1988] IR 734 Issued : January 2016Standing granted to an NGO with good faith interest in the life of the unborn and where there could not be a victim to sue in respect of that right.
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                Case Summary: R (on the application of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) –v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2006] EWHC 250 (Admin) Issued : July 2015Protective Costs Order was granted where it was in the public interest to determine the lawfulness of licences granted to animal researchers and the NGO challenging the licences was prepared to cap costs.
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                  Case Summary: Friends of the Curragh Environment Ltd -v- An Bord Pleanála & Ors [2006] IEHC 243 Issued : July 2015Irish High Court found that in principle it had jurisdiction to award a Protective Costs Order and endorsed the principles outlined in Cornerhouse.
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                    Case Summary: Weaver –v- London Quadrant Housing Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 235 Issued : July 2015Protective Costs Order was granted where it was in the public interest to resolve the question as to whether a housing trust was a “public authority” under the Human Rights Act.
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                      Case Summary: Village Residents Association Ltd. -v- An Bord Pleanála and McDonalds [2000] 2 IR 321Issued : July 2015The Irish High Court found that it had in principle jurisdiction to award a Protective Costs Order, however refused to do so on facts which did not characterise a "public interest law challenge".

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