Gerard Whyte
Professor, Law

Biography

Gerard F Whyte BCL (NUI), LLM (NUI), LL.D. (NUI), BL, MA FTCD (1990), Barrister-at-Law. Gerry Whyte is a Professor in Trinity Law School and a Fellow of Trinity College. The author and co-author of books on public interest law, constitutional law and trade union law, he has also edited books on aspects of law and religion and Irish social welfare law and has published extensively in the areas of public interest law, constitutional law, social welfare law and labour law. He is also active in a number of social justice and legal aid organisations and is a former member of the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction and of the Steering Group of Irish Council of People with Disabilities. His research interests are public interest law, constitutional law, labour law, social welfare law, law and religion.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Public Interest Litigation in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 in, editor(s)Suzanne Egan, Liam Thornton and Judy Walsh , Ireland and the ECHR: 60 Years and Beyond, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2014, pp257 - 279, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2014

Gerry Whyte, Judicial Capacity to enforce Socio-Economic Rights, Dublin University Law Journal, 37, 2014, p203 - 230 Journal Article, 2014

The Efficacy of Public Interest Litigation in Ireland in, editor(s)Professor Tiya Maluwa , Law, Politics and Rights: Essays in memory of Kader Asmal, Leiden, Brill , 2013, pp252 - 284, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2013

Gerry Whyte, Constitutional Litigation and Disability Rights, Irish Jurist, 48, 2012, p303 - 322 Journal Article, 2012

Gerry Whyte, A Tale of Two Cases - Divergent Approaches of the Irish Supreme Court to Distributive Justice, Dublin University Law Journal, 32, 2010, p365 - 379 Journal Article, 2010

G.F. Whyte, "The Frontiers of Religious Liberty: A Commonwealth Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on Religious Tolerance - Ireland, Emory International Law Review, Vol.21, (No.1), 2007, p43 - 76 Journal Article, 2007

Gerry Whyte, The role of the Supreme Court in our democracy: A response to Mr. Justice Hardiman, Dublin University Law Journal, 28, 2006, p1 - 26 Journal Article, 2006

The Separation of Powers and Constitutional Egalitarianism after the Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill Reference in, editor(s)Eoin O'Dell , Older People in Modern Ireland: Essays on Law and Policy, Dublin, First Law, 2006, pp393 - 426, [Oran Doyle and Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2006

Gerry Whyte (with Eoin O'Dell), Is This a Country for Old Men and Women? - In re Article 26 and the Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2004 , Dublin University Law Journal, 27, 2005, p368 - 392 Journal Article, 2005

Gerry Whyte, Protecting Religious Ethos in Employment: A clash of cultures, Dublin University Law Journal, 27, 2005, p169 - 183 Journal Article, 2005

Whyte, G., Public interest litigation in Ireland - the emergence of the affirmative decree?, Dublin University Law Journal, 198, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Whyte, G., The right to die and the Irish Constitution, European Public Law, 235, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Whyte, G., Religion and the Irish Constitution, John Marshall Law Review, 725, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Whyte, G., Gender and Equality in the Irish Social Welfare System, Irish Human Rights Yearbook, 50, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Whyte, G., Education and the Constitution: convergence of paradigm and praxis, XXV-XXVII Ir. Jur., 69, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Whyte, G., O'Dell, E., Welfare, Women and Unjust Enrichment, Industrial Law Journal, 304, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

Whyte, G., Part-time Workers under Labour and Social Welfare Law, Dublin University Law Journal, 74, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law -the cohabitation rule, Dublin University Law Journa1, 187, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Whyte, G., Welfare Law - Travellers and the Law, Dublin University Law Journal, 189, 1988 Journal Article, 1988

Whyte, G., The Family and the State -Irish Constitutional Law, St. Louis University Public Law Review, 237, 1988 Journal Article, 1988

Whyte, G., Legal action on behalf of the underprivileged - an evaluation of the test case strategy, Dublin University Law Journal, 102, 1986 Journal Article, 1986

Whyte, G., Kerr, A., Labour Law, Trade Disputes and the Constitution, Dublin University Law Journal, 187, 1984 Journal Article, 1984

Whyte, G., "And Justice for Some...", Dublin University Law Journal, 88, 1984 Journal Article, 1984

Whyte, G., Constitutional Law - the one judgment rule in action, Dublin University Law Journal, 273, 1983 Journal Article, 1983

Whyte, G., The applicability of the European Convention on Human Rights before the Irish courts, International Comparative and Law Quarterly, 856, 1982 Journal Article, 1982

Whyte, G., Industrial Relations and the Constitution, XVI Ir. Jur., 35, 1981 Journal Article, 1981

Whyte, G., Constitutional protection and the European Convention on Human Rights -an Irish joke? The punchline, Modem Law Review, 541, 1981 Journal Article, 1981

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R Byrne and W Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2015, Dublin, Round Hall, 2016, pp676 - 685, [Gerry Whyte and Mel Cousins] Book Chapter, 2016

Gerry Whyte , Guaranteeing Freedom of Religion in Contemporary Ireland, Doctrine and Life, 66, (8), 2016, p10 - 25 Journal Article, 2016

Public Interest Litigation - an evaulation in, editor(s)Ivana Bacik and Mary Rogan , Legal Cases that Changed Ireland, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2016, pp109 - 116, [Gerry Whyte ] Book Chapter, 2016

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R Byrne and W Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2014, Dublin, Round Hall, 2015, pp619 - 638, [Gerry Whyte and Mel Cousins] Book Chapter, 2015

Gerry Whyte, Social Inclusion and the Legal System: Public Interest Law in Ireland , Second edition, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2015, 554 + liiipp Book, 2015

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R Byrne and W Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2013, Dublin, Round Hall, 2014, pp535 - 547, [Gerry Whyte and Mel Cousins] Book Chapter, 2014

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R Byrne and W Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2012, Dublin, Round Hall, 2013, pp546 - 554, [Gerry Whyte and Mel Cousins] Book Chapter, 2013

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2011, Dublin , Round Hall, 2012, pp583 - 599, [Gerry Whyte and Mel Cousins] Book Chapter, 2012

Gerry Whyte, The legal status of 'no foal, no fee' agreements, The Bar Review , 17, (3), 2012, p61 - 67 Journal Article, 2012

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R Byrne and W Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2010, Dublin, Round Hall, 2011, pp592 - 598, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2011

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2009, Dublin, Round Hall , 2010, pp711 - 719, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2010

Social Welfare Law 2008 in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Dublin, Round Hall, 2009, pp581 - 586, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2009

Providing Effective Access to Legal Services in, editor(s)Aibhlin McCrann , Memories, Milestones and New Horizons, Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 2008, pp115 - 134, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2008

On the Meaning of 'Religion' under the Irish Constitution in, editor(s)Eoin Carolan and Oran Doyle , The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, pp446 - 462, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2008

Social Welfare Law 2007 in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2007, Dublin, Round Hall, 2008, pp513 - 524, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2008

Social Welfare Law 2006 in, editor(s)William Binchy and Raymond Byrne , Annual Review of Irish Law 2006, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2007, pp524 - 534, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2007

Gerry Whyte, The Moral Status of the Embryo, Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 12, (2), 2006, p77 - 82 Journal Article, 2006

Gerry Whyte, Socio-Economic Rights in Ireland: Judicial and Non-Judicial Enforcement, Bar Review, 11, (1), 2006, p27 - 31 Journal Article, 2006

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2005, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2006, pp625 - 632, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2006

Gerry Whyte, Integrating Professional Practice and Religious Faith, Doctrine and Life, 55, (10), 2005, p18 - 29 Journal Article, 2005

Social Welfare Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2004, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2005, pp449 - 458, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 2005

Whyte, G., Hogan, G., Kelly's The Irish Constitution, Fourth edition, LexisNexis, 2004 Book, 2004

Whyte, G., Democracy and Multireligious Experience: Constitutional Dilemmas, Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift, 108, 2004, ` Journal Article, 2004

Rights and Judicial Activism in, editor(s)Fanning, Kennedy, Kiely, Quin , Theorising Irish Social Policy, UCD Press, 2004, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 2004

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 2001, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 2003, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Socio-Economic Rights and the Irish Constitutio in, editor(s)Lavan , Social Rights and Social Cohesion, IEA/Dept. of Social, Community and Family Affairs, 2003, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 2003

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 2000, 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Whyte, G., Social Inclusion and the Legal System: Public Interest Law in Ireland, IPA, 2002 Book, 2002

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 1999, 2001 Journal Article, 2001

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1999 Journal Article, 1999

some Reflections on the Role of Religion in the Constitutional Order in, editor(s)Tim Murphy and Patrick Twomey , Ireland's Evolving Constitution 1937-1997, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 1998, pp51 - 64, [Gerry Whyte] Book Chapter, 1998

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Gerry Whyte , Discerning the philosophical premises of the Report of the Constitution Review Group, Contemporary Issues in Irish Law and Politics, Vol. 2, 1998, p216 - 238 Journal Article, 1998

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

A comment on the Constitution Review Group's proposals on equality in, editor(s)Byrne and Duncan , Developments in discrimination law in Ireland and Europe, ICEL, 1997, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1997

Whyte, G., Education, religion and an indeterminate constitution, Doctrine and Life, 274, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Whyte, G., Annotation of Civil Legal Aid Act 1995, Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 32, 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Whyte, G., Natural Law and the Constitution, Irish Law Times, 8, 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Whyte, G., "The Constitutionalisation of Labour Law" (1994-5), Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 208, 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Whyte, G., Introduction, Religious Morality and Public Policy, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Whyte, G., The White Paper: a lawyer's response, Vol. II Studies in Education: A Journal of Educational Research, 22, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Whyte, G., Treacy, B. (editors), Religious Morality and Public Policy, Dominican Publications, 1995 Book, 1995

Whyte, G., O'Connor v. Irish Press Newspapers Ltd.: a short comment on the role and procedures of the Social Welfare Tribunal, Employment Law Reports, xxiv, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law, Annual Review of Irish Law 1993, 1994 Journal Article, 1994

Constitutional Adjudication, Ideology and Access to the Courts in, editor(s)A. Whelan , Law and Liberty in Ireland, Oaktree Press, 1993, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1993

Whyte, G., Liability of personal representatives under the social welfare code, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 175, (1993), 1993 Journal Article, 1993

Abortion and the Law in, Abortion, Law and Conscience, Dominican Publications, 1992, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1992

Irish Social Security Policy during the 1980s in, editor(s)B. Greve , Social Policy in Europe, Copenhagen, Danish National Institute of Social Research, 1992, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1992

Education and the Constitution in, editor(s)D. Lane , Religion, Education and the Constitution, Columba Press, 1992, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1992

Whyte, G., State Aid for Church Schools: Is it legal?, Doctrine and Life, Feb., 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Whyte, G., Report of the Review Group on the Treatment of Households in the Social Welfare Code: a Legal Perspective, Administration, 134, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

Whyte, G., Recent changes in the liabilities of personal representatives under the social welfare code, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

Whyte, G., The Impact in Ireland of EC Law on Social Security Rights for Migrant Workers, Mobility of People in the European Community (Irish Centre for European Law, 1990), 1990 Journal Article, 1990

Whyte, G., Enforcing maintenance obligations through the welfare system, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 5, 1990 Journal Article, 1990

Whyte, G., Note on the Social Welfare (No.2) Act 1989, Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law 1988/9: the year in review, Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 66, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Whyte, G., Reforming the social welfare appeals system, Irish Law Times, 198, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Whyte, G., Constitutional protection for the married family, Irish Law Times, 115, 1989 Journal Article, 1989

Council Directive 79/7/EEC in Ireland in, Sex Equality, Community Rights and Irish Social Welfare Law, ICEL, 1988, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1988

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law 1987/8: the year in review, Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 82, 1988 Journal Article, 1988

Whyte, G., Protecting the married family on social welfare, Irish Law Times, 87, 1988 Journal Article, 1988

Whyte, G. (editor), Sex Equality, Community Rights and Irish Social Welfare Law, ICEL, 1988 Book, 1988

Whyte, G., Social Welfare payments and the assessment of damages in civil actions, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 281, 1987 Journal Article, 1987

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law 1986/7: the year in review, Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 88, 1987 Journal Article, 1987

Law and Poverty in Ireland in, editor(s)W. Duncan , Law and Social Policy, Dublin University Law Journal, 1987, [Whyte, G.] Book Chapter, 1987

Whyte, G., The Liability of personal representatives under the social welfare code, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 129, 1987 Journal Article, 1987

Whyte, G., Social Welfare Law 1985/6: the year in review, Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 135, 1986 Journal Article, 1986

Whyte, G., An evaluation of the Report of the Commission on Social Welfare, Journal of the Irish Society for Labour Law, 81, 1986 Journal Article, 1986

Whyte, G., Kerr, A., Irish Trade Union Law, Professional Books, 1985 Book, 1985

Whyte, G., Vindicating statutory employment rights - an exercise in legalism, Irish Law Times, 201, 1984 Journal Article, 1984

Whyte, G., The European Convention on Human Rights and the closed shop, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 237, 1981 Journal Article, 1981

Whyte, G., The right of workers to choose their collective bargaining agents, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 53, 1981 Journal Article, 1981

Whyte, G., Nominal plaintiffs and the Irish Constitution, Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, 229, 1980 Journal Article, 1980

Whyte, G., Rationalising the Law on Picketing, Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal, 93, 1979 Journal Article, 1979

Research Expertise

Description

Public interest law, constitutional law, labour law, social welfare law, law and religion.

Keywords

Constitutional Law; Equaility Law; Labor Law; Law and religion; Public Interest Law; Social Welfare Law

Recognition

Representations

Ministerial appointee to Steering Group for Irish Council of People with Disabilities 1998-2001

Ministerial appointee to Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction 2002 to 2005

Member of EU Group of Experts on Convergence of Social Protection Policies 1992-1993

Ministerial appointee to selection panel for Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission designate 2012-13

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College