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Case Law [2019] IESC 39 (28/05/2019)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Supreme Court (Irlanda)

Date: 05/28/2019

Subject: The decision of the Supreme Court, quashed the order of the High Court concerning the constitutional illegitimacy of section 9(1)(b) of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998, on the obligation to cooperate with the authorities in case of knowledge of proof concerning the commission of a serious crime, recalling articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR and the jurisprudence of the Court of Strasbourg

Parties: Michael Sweeney v. Ireland, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions

Original language: Irish

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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