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Court: High
Topic: European Convention on Human Rights
Category: Civil

HC32 - European Convention on Human Rights

(Number 20 of 2003)

1. Contravention claims.

In every claim for damages for injury, loss or damage arising from contravention of section 3 (1) of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 (Number 20 of 2003) the plenary summons shall be headed as follows:

The High Court

In the matter of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 Section 3(1)

2. Declaration of incompatibility.

2.1 If any issue as to the making of a declaration of incompatibility within the meaning of section 1(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 (No.20 of 2003) shall arise in any proceedings, the party having carriage of those proceedings shall forthwith serve notice on the Attorney General and the Human Rights Commission.

2.2 Such notice shall state concisely the nature of the proceedings in which the issue arises and the contention or respective contentions of the party or parties to the proceedings.

2.3 A copy of the said Notice shall be filed forthwith in the Central Office of the High Court.

Joseph Finnegan
President of the High Court