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A Handy Guide to the phone snooping powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and An Garda Síochána

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  • January 18, 2016

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has released a handy guide to the phone snooping powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and An Garda Síochána.

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The guide is designed to "demystify the legal confusion" that has arisen in recent days, as well as to clarify the scope of the review that should now take place.

Your Rights. Right Now. Rights Audit Launched ahead of UN Scrutiny of Ireland

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  • December 15, 2015

A coalition of 17 NGOs, trade unions and civil society groups, led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) launched the review, Your Rights. Right Now. in advance of Ireland’s next formal hearing before the United Nations Human Rights Council, under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This independent audit of Ireland’s human rights performance since its last UPR hearing (2011) will assist the Human Rights Council to identify areas where progress has been made, as well as highlight issues on which further work is required.

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  • January 21, 2016
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