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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.

Recent News

Statement by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties on deportation of persons suspected of activities related to terrorism

For immediate release - 18 July 2016   Ireland's independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has moved swiftly to clarify the legal situation after remarks by Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald T...

ICCL is recruiting a new Executive Director

This year the ICCL celebrates 40 years as Ireland’s Independent human rights watchdog. We are recruiting a new Executive Director. You will be a leader with an established track record in building strong organisations and inspiring people.  Comb...

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. ...
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