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    Troubling consent: Pain and pressure in labour and childbirth
    (Hart Publishing, 2020-11-26) Murray, Claire; Pickles , Camilla; Herring, Jonathan
    This is the first book to unpack the legal and ethical issues surrounding unauthorised intimate examinations during labour. The book uses feminist, socio-legal and philosophical tools to explore the issues of power, vulnerability and autonomy. The collection challenges the perception that the law adequately addresses different manifestations of unauthorised medical touch through the lens of women's experiences of unauthorised vaginal examinations during labour.
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    Article 23: Equality between women and men
    (Hart Imprint; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021-11-18) Schiek, Dagmar; Kotevska, Biljana
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    The chance "to melt into the shadows of obscurity": Developing a "right to be forgotten" in the United States
    (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2018-04-03) O'Callaghan, Patrick; Irish Research Council
    This chapter argues that there is some (limited) evidence of a right to be forgotten in the jurisprudence of U.S. courts. For the purposes of this argument, the right exists whenever interests in being forgotten and/or forgetting are understood as weighty enough to impose a duty on government and/or fellow citizens to respect those interests. Most of the relevant cases belong to the pre-digital era but nevertheless provide some doctrinal support for a right to be forgotten in the digital era. In particular, the chapter pays close attention to the privacy challenges associated with search engines and argues that it may be possible to implement a Google Spain-inspired right to be forgotten (in the sense of delisting or deindexing search results) in the United States.
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    The right to be forgotten in Ireland
    (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020-03-07) O'Callaghan, Patrick; Irish Research Council
    This chapter examines the status of the right to be forgotten in Irish law. It pays close attention to data protection law and finds that even before the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a right to be forgotten, rooted in data protection law, was available in Irish law. The chapter also explores whether a right to be forgotten is available beyond data protection law. In doing so, it assesses whether interests in forgetting and/or being forgotten are given expression in other areas of Irish law. The chapter considers the legislation on spent convictions, defamation law and the law of privacy. It finds, however, that data protection law is the most suitable home for a right to be forgotten. The chapter also examines the limits of the right to be forgotten and the remedies available for infringement before commenting on the transparency problem in the context of search engine delisting requests.
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    Coherence, alignment and integration: understanding the legal relationship between sustainable development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
    (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) Cubie, Dug; Natoli, Tommaso
    International law can play an important role in promoting national, regional and international actions to tackle the human impacts of climate change and disasters. Of note, 2015 saw the adoption of three interconnected normative frameworks: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One may therefore be tempted to view this body of international norms, rules and standards as a comprehensive and unified system. Yet the increasing complexity and specialisation of different international legal regimes has led to concerns regarding a confusing fragmentation of international law. This chapter will therefore examine the relationship between the three topics of sustainable development, climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) from a legal perspective. The chapter will commence with a discussion of the legal status of different international instruments, before providing a textual analysis of the language used by states, the UN, NGOs and other actors in the relevant documents. We then propose an ‘hourglass’ model of the legal relationships between these three different international frameworks based on: systemic coherence at the international level; vertical alignment between the international, regional and national levels; and horizontal integration of international norms at the domestic level. To support this proposal, examples will be provided from the Pacific Island Countries (PICs), drawing on research undertaken through the IRC-MSCA CAROLINE project ‘Leave No One Behind: Developing Climate-Smart/Disaster Risk Management Laws that Protect People in Vulnerable Situations for a Comprehensive Implementation of the UN Agenda 2030.’