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ICCL welcomes ‘historic announcement’ on Traveller ethnicity

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  • March 1, 2017
ICCL welcomes ‘historic announcement’ on Traveller ethnicity. Press Release Wednesday 1 March 2017   The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed this evening’s expected statement [1 March 2017 6.45pm] by the Taoiseach that the Ir...

Conference – Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful

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  • February 22, 2017

 

The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESCRI) is a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations that support strengthening the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution.

When: 10.30 am to 3:30pm - 29 March 2017.

Where: Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2.

This event will bring together a range of stakeholders to discuss how enforceable ESC rights such as housing and health would impact on individuals and groups in Ireland, drawing on experiences from other States where ESC rights have been given legal protection.

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The Constitutional and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT, North and South

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  • February 20, 2017

As the United Kingdom prepares to trigger Article 50, the potential impact of Brexit on the constitutional position of Northern Ireland and on the protection of human rights both North and South of the border is becoming an increasing cause for concern. Focusing on recent litigation in the UK and Irish courts around the BREXIT process, this seminar will explore the emerging legal issues for both legal systems on the island. Join legal experts, human rights lawyers and stakeholders in the BREXIT process for an open forum discussion chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness.

 

The Bar of Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Committee for the Administration of Justice are hosting a joint seminar on BREXIT and its Constitutional and Human Rights Implications.

The Constitutional and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT, North and South

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  • February 20, 2017
The Constitutional and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT, North and South   The Bar of Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Committee for the Administration of Justice are hosting a joint seminar on BREXIT and its Constitutional ...

Politics must not distract from crisis of confidence in state institutions, says Human Rights Watchdog

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  • February 13, 2017
Politics must not distract from crisis of confidence in state institutions, says Human Rights Watchdog   Press Release - for immediate release   13 February 2017   The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today called for a renewed focus on th...

"Commission of Inquiry must be empowered to help 'stop the rot'", says human rights watchdog.

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  • February 10, 2017
Press Release  10 February 2017 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today expressed its concerns at the ongoing controversy surrounding the treatment of Garda whistle-blower Sergeant Maurice McCabe and notes that issues arising may be so pr...

Permitting Pre-Clearance to Operate in Ireland May Violate Human Rights

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  • January 30, 2017
Joint Statement from Irish Human Rights Organisations   Monday, 30 January 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on refugees and migrants from certain countries should be strongly and cat...

ICCL Calls on Government to Legislate for Access to a Lawyer During Interrogation

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  • January 18, 2017
ICCL Calls on Government to Legislate for Access to a Lawyer During Interrogation   Reacting to the Supreme Court Decision in the case of DPP v Doyle, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) once again called on the Government and Oireachtas to...

ICCL Welcomes Publication of Victims of Crime Bill

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  • January 3, 2017
29 December 2016 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today (29 December 2016) welcomed the publication of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill. ICCL has campaigned consistently for the implementation into Irish law of the EU's Victim...

ICCL Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution

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  • December 19, 2016
  The ICCL has been a long-standing voice seeking reform of Art 40.3.3 of the Constitution which was inserted by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution following a referendum in 1983. We consider that a referendum on the Eighth Amendment is an opp...
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