After Laffoy - what remedies for victims of abuse?

Arthur, Raymond (2004). After Laffoy - what remedies for victims of abuse? Irish Journal of Family Law, 1 pp. 3–9.



Considers the implications of Ms Justice Laffoy's resignation from the Commission set up in Ireland to investigate claims of institutionalised child abuse, given her cited reasons for her resignation, that the Irish government had delayed enacting legislation and had not responded to her requests for additional resources. Examines case law from Canada, the United States, and England and Wales on the extent to which statutory authorities, responsible for child care, have been held vicariously liable for their employees' abuse of children in their care, and discusses how the matter has been determined by the European Court of Human Rights. Assesses the extent to which these human rights rulings provide an obligation on the Irish government to support the work of the Laffoy Commission.

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