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Fennelly Inquiry Terms "Fail to Grasp the Nettle" says ICCL

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  • April 8, 2014
Press release, 8 April 2014 For immediate release  Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has expressed its disappointment at the narrowness of the terms of reference accorded to Mr Justice Nial Fennelly today ...

Rights groups welcome Euro Court decision on Data Privacy

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  • April 8, 2014
Press release For immediate release, Tuesday 8 April 2014 Two of Ireland’s leading human rights organisations, Digital Rights Ireland and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) have today (Tuesday 8 April 2014) welcomed a judgment by the Cour...

Rights watchdog releases Cabinet Committee correspondence on Garda inquiry terms of reference

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  • April 8, 2014
Press statement from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties For immediate release, Tuesday 8 April 2014 Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today (Tuesday, 8 April 2014) made available correspondence sent ...

Garda accountability; the rot must stop says ICCL

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  • March 25, 2014
Press release from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties For immediate release, Tuesday 25 March 2014 Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has  today (Tuesday, 25 March 2014) called on the Government to "stop...

Ireland's UPR Interim Report - End “Catch 22” Approach to Implementing Human Rights Law says ICCL

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  • March 21, 2014

Image: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon addressing the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014

Press release, for immediate release

Friday, 21 March 2014

Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today (Friday, 21 March 2014) welcomed the publication of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) Bill, but called upon the Government to end its "catch 22" approach to implementing international human rights law.

The publication of the IHREC Bill comes as Ireland faces renewed international scrutiny at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, where the State will today submit an 'interim report' under the UN's Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

Commenting on these developments, ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said:

"The ICCL warmly welcomes the publication of the IHREC Bill and the Government's assertions that 'the promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of Ireland's domestic and foreign policies' and that it is 'committed to protecting the rights of all members of society, particularly the most vulnerable'. However, a detailed analysis of the action taken since 2011 to implement UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations tells a different story."

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End "Catch 22" Approach to Implementing Human Rights Law says ICCL

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  • March 21, 2014
Image: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon addressing the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014 Press release, for immediate release Friday, 21 March 2014 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has tod...

ICCL Submission on Review of Procedures for Appointment as a Judge

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  • March 10, 2014

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) made a submission in February 2014 to the consultation of the Department of Justice and Equality on the review of procedures for the appointment of members of the judiciary.

In thesubmission, the ICCL makes a series of recommendations on how the current judicial appointments process should be re-organised, through legislation and administrative change, to bring the Irish judicial appointments system in line with international legal and human rights standards.

The submission can be downloaded HERE.

The submission was also reported in the Irish Times on 10 March 2014 - the article can be read HERE.

 

 

Supreme Court sends Government clear message on fair trial reforms

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  • March 6, 2014
Press release from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Thursday 6 March 2014 In a leading judgment issued today (6 March 2014), the Supreme Court has sent the Government a clear message about the need to reform our laws to give greater protection t...

ICCL comment on recent statement by Mr Oliver J. Connolly, former Garda Confidential Recipient

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  • March 4, 2014
Press Statement from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties4 March 2014, 15:30The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has this afternoon (4 March 2014) issued the following statement:“The ICCL is somewhat bemused by the suggestion from the former Conf...

Enough is enough, rights watchdog tells Government; independent inquiry needed now

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  • February 25, 2014
Press statement Tuesday 25 February 2014 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has sharply criticised the Government's proposal to appoint a barrister to consider whether or not an independent inqui...
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