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Launch of the Report Drawing the Line: Tackling Tensions between Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment

Throughout history, religious belief has often been a wellspring of motivation and inspiration for those seeking to advance justice and equality. But it has also been used as justification to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, and other religious beliefs.


This report examines several of the questions now the subject of litigation, public debate, and policy discourse with Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

'Know Your Rights – A guide for Older People’

'Know Your Rights – A guide for Older People’ is the seventh in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series. The guide provides detailed information on many of the rights and entitlements of older people in relation to autonomy and participation, economic security, heath and wellbeing.

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Rights Chief Moves On

Rights Chief Moves On   Press Release - For immediate release    Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) announced today (Wednesday, 22 June 2016) that its long-serving Executive Director Mr. ...

Human Rights Watchdog 'draws the line' at use of religion to discriminate

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  • June 21, 2016
    Human rights watchdog "draws the line" at the use of religion to discriminate For immediate release 21st June 2016   The Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) today publishes a report that "draws the line" between the right to free...

New UN opinion “cranks up pressure” for abortion law reform says ICCL

Press Release, for immediate release   A new opinion issued by the UN Human Rights Committee “cranks up the pressure” on the Government to reform Ireland’s “antediluvian” abortion laws, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said in a s...
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