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Abortion and Autonomy: the case for decriminalising

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  Introduction “Ireland has changed utterly; The cruel eighth amendment is history” wrote Ivana Bacik for the Guardian in May 2018.[1] The amendment of the Irish constitution granting the ‘legalisation’ of abortion was hailed a constitutional revolution which ... More »

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Should victims have a say in criminal proceedings?

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Imagine a set of circumstances in which a young woman—brunette, comely, latterly pregnant—is walking down a dark alleyway; her husband is engaged, at home, in decorating the nursery and anticipates the return of his wife. The young woman reaches about halfway ... More »

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In the Sexual Marketplace, Caveat Amator

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While in the commercial arena, when consent has been fraudulently obtained, the contract may be set aside,[1] in sexual affairs, consent obtained through deception is vitiated only in a very narrow fraction of instances, covered by section 76 of the Sexual Off... More »