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Marriage Referendum First Anniversary

  • News Item
  • May 22, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: May 22nd 2016 MARRIAGE REFERENDUM ANNIVERSARY  It’s one year to the day since the people of Ireland voted in overwhelming numbers to make marriage possible for all couples, regardless of gender. We hope that this joy will soon...

Read the Draft Report of the Working Group of The Universal Periodic Review on Ireland

  • Publication
  • May 13, 2016

Advance version of Draft Report of the Working Group of The Universal Periodic Review on Ireland

 

13 May 2016

ICCL Welcomes Government's UPR Rights Pledges

  • News Item
  • May 13, 2016
  Press Release Friday 13 May 2016 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the significant pledges to improve human rights that have been made by the new Government in response to this w...

ICCL Welcomes Government's UPR Rights Pledges

  • Article
  • May 13, 2016
  Press Release Friday 13 May 2016 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the significant pledges to improve human rights that have been made by the new Government in response to this w...

Rights Watchdog Calls for "Blueprint" of Repeal the 8th Assembly

  • News Item
  • May 12, 2016
Rights Watchdog Calls for "Blueprint" of Repeal the 8th Assembly Press Release Thursday 12 May 2016   The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed this morning's clarification by the new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Pasch...

Ireland has "Case to Answer" on abortion, disabilities and detention - says ICCL

  • News Item
  • May 11, 2016
Press Release Wednesday 11th May 2016Ireland has "case to answer" on abortion, disabilities and detention, says ICCL.Ireland's independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said that Tánaiste and Minister for J...

Government facing rights leadership test at UN today

  • News Item
  • May 11, 2016
Government facing rights leadership test at UN today   At the United Nations in Geneva today (11 May 2016), Ireland's new minority Government faces the first international test of its leadership when Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzge...

Ireland's Human Rights Record is Under Review

  • Article
  • May 5, 2016

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This year, Ireland will undergo the second periodic examination of our human rights record under the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a peer-to-peer review process in which each of the 193 states that comprise the United Nations voluntarily submit themselves for a review of their domestic human rights record every four and a half years. This year, once again, it's Ireland's turn.

ICCL Welcomes Abortion Reform Pledge by New Government

  • News Item
  • May 5, 2016
Press Release, for immediate release 05 May 2016    The ICCL has welcomed the proposed Citizen’s Assembly on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, as reported to be included in the draft blueprint for Government. The ICCL looks forward to a ...

Ireland’s New Government Faces Human Rights Grilling at UN

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  • May 3, 2016
Ireland’s New Government Faces Human Rights Grilling at UN   The searching human rights questions that Ireland’s new Government will face from other UN member States have been released at the United Nations in Geneva today (3 May 2016).   The G...
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