Article 28.3.3: the natural law and the judiciary, three easy pieces

Donal Coffey

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Reviews the relationship between the Irish Constitution 1937 Art.28.3.3 that deals with emergency legislation and natural law rights, the doctrine of unenumerated rights and the role of the judiciary in relation to natural law, with particular reference to Ryan v Lennon in which the Irish Supreme Court ruled that it was the duty of the courts to infer the rights protected but not enumerated in the Constitution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-314
Number of pages5
JournalIrish Law Times
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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