O (A Minor) & Anor v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Respondent/Defendant:Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Court/s:Supreme Court
Citation/s:[2003] 1 ILRM 241
Judgment Date/s:06 Jun 2002
Keywords:Deportation, Deportation Order

The second-named applicant was pregnant and sought judicial review of her deportation order on the ground, inter alia, that her unborn child had a legal personality with rights under the Constitution, including the right to be born under Article 2 of the Constitution and that the deportation would infringe the right to life of the unborn in that, inter alia, there was no stable system of antenatal care in the country to which the applicant was to be deported.


A deportation order cannot be prevented solely on the ground that the subject is pregnant.

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