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In the Dock, in Paris « EJIL: Talk! « Libel Tourism and Academic Freedom

If I lose, I will stand convicted of a crime, branded a criminal. The complainant will not enjoy a windfall as in London, but considerable moral satisfaction. The chilling effect on book Continue Reading

Do libel laws chill scientific debate?

A few weeks ago, the Science Gallery in TCD hosted a fascinating event on the chilling impact of the law of libel on scientific debate. Chaired by Myles Dungan, the speakers were Simon Singh, who Continue Reading

The impact of the UK’s libel amendments on Irish law

Reform of the UK's libel laws could have interesting consequences for Irish law. A cartoon from a story in this week's Economist sets the scene: Continue Reading

Thawing the libel chill?

On Thursday evening, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, the Science Gallery in TCD will host what promises to be a fascinating event on the chilling impact of the law of libel on scientific debate: Libel Continue Reading

Libel tourism, online defamation and multiple publication

In the UK, the Ministry for Justice has just begun a consultation process seeking views on the "multiple publication rule" at common law under which each publication of defamatory material can form Continue Reading

Death of a libel tourist

The letters' page of the Irish Times as often features well-crafted prose and well-argued cases as it does pithily funny remarks and occasionally insane arguments. In any event, a letter often serves Continue Reading

FoE in the EHRLR

The current issue of the European Human Rights Law Review ( 3 EHRLR | table of contents (pdf) | hat tip ECHR blog) contains a wonderful piece by my colleague Dr Ewa Komorek entitled "Is Media Continue Reading

Libel Tourists – Is Ireland selling what they’re buying?

Libel Tourists – Is Ireland selling what they’re buying?

In July, the UN Human Rights Committee, as part of its triennial review of member states' compliance with human rights norms, criticised the UK's record on freedom of expression (CCPR/C/GBR/CO/6) in Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution




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