Nathan Wheeler

Graduate Law Student

Location icon Ireland

Following extensive work with Amnesty International researching death penalty cases in the United States and forced evictions in Italy Nathan’s work shifted to human rights and its interaction with religious rights. He studies Law in Dublin City University and has an avid interest in the foundations of religious faith and belief and its role within the modern legal framework of Ireland.

In addition to independent research on these subjects Nathan has worked closely on medical negligence cases in Ireland and regularly publishes on civil rights law and Ireland’s legal development over the past few decades. As of now he has turned his pen to the wider European stage in the hope of facilitating greater discourse on carefully developing Europe.”

My Cv

My CV details my achievements and my numerous skills both in law and in written word.

Column: Let's stop using the 'floodgates' argument when debating social change

THE ARGUMENT OF "opening floodgates" in response to great change has long been a staple tool for many groups across Ireland and the world. Most interestingly it is used within the media almost exclusively in regards to Ireland's long and dark history of battling against almost anything to do with human sexuality or marriage.

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

THE SPANISH philosopher George Santayana famously said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In Ireland we need to remember this apt phrase. When we look through our modern history there are many areas where we can see the exertion of power by the church over the state, its politicians and its people.

One Europe

The French secular approach

Europe has always had a troubling relationship with the religious authorities of the world. From the Spanish inquisition to religious wars to the latest abuse scandals that have erupted across Ireland, there has always been controversy. For far too long the religious institutions have created great divides across the European landscape; some positive, but unfortunately the majority, negative.

Legal Panda

How Safe Do You Feel in an Irish Hospital

It is common knowledge that the HSE has many flaws. Whether it's excessive waiting lists, overcrowded Emergency rooms and care for loved ones that many would feel is substandard. Irrespective of these equally deplorable issues there does exist a darker underbelly to the HSE. This buried secret lies in the form of medical negligence, where ...

After all the abuse what now for Irish criminal law?

Ireland's modern uncomfortable relationship with paedophilia. Introduction As a nation we have endured a dark legacy when it comes to sexual offenses. Following the publishing of the Ferns, Cloyne and Ryan reports Ireland was subjected to the horror it had attempted to keep buried for the last number of decades.

The College View

Secularism is nothing to fear

More often than I care to admit, people claim secularism has negative connotations. Many misunderstand the term and see it as a concept for the eradication of religion or as an anti-religious tool. However, if secularism is done correctly, this could not be further from the truth.

Medical negligence in Irish hospitals

It is common knowledge that the Health Service Executive (HSE) has many flaws, whether it is the excessive waiting lists, the overcrowded emergency rooms or the care for loved ones that many would feel is substandard. Irrespective of these equally deplorable issues, a darker underbelly exists in the HSE.

The Secular Society
Garda Siochana act 2005, religious preference with opt out clause ? Or good secular agenda?

In ireland there are many interesting law's past every year. Some are good for society some repugnant others we down right protest over. However there is one law that has escaped any sort of discussion in modern Irish Society. The 2005 Garda act concern's the irish police force and their solemn declaration to the irish republic....

The Secular Society
State discrimination for the non-monotheistic

According to the 2011 Census results up to 269,811 stated that they had no religion. Now out of a total of 4,588,252 the number may seem quite negligible. However what's the difference between having a religion and not having a religion in term's of how you are treated by the state.
Boy Scouts and discrimination

The American branch of the Boy Scouts have again said no to the idea of gay Boy Scouts. Many have criticised this move throughout the world but first we need to see the reality of the situation from a secular point of view. First, the Scouts are essentially a religious group.

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